LONDON – Dassault Aviation’s Fixed Based Operation (FBO) at Geneva International Airport, has been voted top FBO by the European business aircraft operators’ survey performed by Business Air News.
Moreover, the magazine also ranked Dassault’s Le Bourget FBO number two among operators at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. Similar to Geneva, is one of the most utilised airports with a large private jet compliment. The awards highlights the dedication and customer service from the Dassault Falcon FBOs.
After they have ranked all FBOs in the continent, Dassault’s Geneva operation came third whilst Paris-Le Bourget came in sixth.
This is a major milestone for Dassault, as Geneva is Europe’s third destination for business aviation, and has 5 different FBOs located there. Paris Le Bourget is even more significant, and is ranked as Europe’s number one business aviation destination in the continent with at least 8 FBOs!
Jean Kayanakis, SVP Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network, said: “We think of the service we provide in the most expansive terms. That means providing a welcoming environment and top service quality for pilots and passengers alike, whatever the brand of business aircraft they fly.”
FBOs at both Geneva and Le Bourget are key strategic locations. Moreover, the FBOs are also co-operated by a major maintenance service centre, which is Dassault Falcon Service at Le Bourget and TAG Maintenance Services (TMS) in Geneva.
Both centres are led by experienced veterans in the aviation industry and always emphasize the quality of service, perfection and customer orientation. TMS, being a well-known maintenance company does service such as aircraft maintenance including D-Checks, in which each facility are ready to host services for aircraft crew and flight handling.
Both centres will not let their customers down after they have completed renovations and added extra capabilities, including capacities. TMS Geneva also welcomed its other terminal on the south apron of Geneva Cointrin Airport for better convenience.
The expansion also comes with sustainability in mind, introducing the airport’s first electric ground power unit (eGPU). The state-of-the-art ground unit is carbon neutral, environmentally friendly, and quiet.
This is one of the first moves by a European MRO to provide electric GPUs. GPUs surprisingly comprise about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions from all of the airport ground equipment.
Dassault’s facility at Le Bourget has shown and proven that running on 100% SAF (Sustainability Aviation Fuel), with the assistance of TotalEnergies, is economically viable. Its Paris-based facility also achieved Stage 2 certification for its ground handling operations by International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH).
This achievement is being also awarded to Dassault for upholding safety and efficiency standards of business and ground handling of general aviation at airports.