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Dassault Falcon Jet Establishes Melbourne, Florida, Maintenance Facility

Dassault Falcon Jet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation and global leader in the aerospace industry, will establish a maintenance facility at Melbourne Orlando International Airport in Melbourne, Florida. The $115 million project is expected to create 400 jobs.

The new 175,000-square-foot complex will accommodate all current Falcon models and will be capable of performing major maintenance and modifications on up to 18 Falcon models simultaneously. Construction is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2023, with operations set for late 2024.

“This new factory service center will considerably grow our presence in the U.S., positioning us to keep up with demand for state-of-the-art maintenance services as the Falcon fleet grows and as new models such as the Falcon 10X and the extra widebody Falcon 6X enter service,” said Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier.

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. The company markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.

“We have made it our priority to invest in our workforce to attract the world’s top companies to Florida. Today’s announcement from Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. shows how these investments are paying dividends,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “This new facility will bring high-paying jobs to Melbourne and lead to strong economic growth throughout Central Florida.”

The EDC of Florida’s Space Coast worked with local and state partners including Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), Space Florida, and CareerSource Brevard to secure this competitive project.

“On behalf of the EDC, it’s an honor to welcome Dassault Falcon Jet to Florida’s Space Coast,” noted Lynda L. Weatherman, President and CEO of the EDC. “This announcement reinforces the strength of the Space Coast’s talented workforce and our growing reputation as a top high-tech aerospace and aviation hub in the United States.”

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