Dassault Aviation says it plans to acquire ExecuJet’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business at Subang Airport in Malaysia as it strengthens its aftermarket support in Southeast Asia.

ExecuJet Malaysia is part of ExecuJet’s global MRO network, which Dassault agreed to purchase earlier this year. The network includes operations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

ExecuJet Malaysia’s 64,000-sq.-ft. facility at Subang Airport is the largest business aviation MRO in the country. The operation is in the process of adding Falcon aircraft to the list of models it supports.

“Malaysia is an important center for business aviation and our largest Southeast Asian market. It is expected to achieve further growth in the future,” said Jean-Michel Jacob, Dassault Aviation Asia-Pacific president. “To anticipate this growth, Dassault Aviation decided it was important to have a factory-owned service center in the region.”

Despite the change in ownership, ExecuJet MRO Services will maintain its separate identity and leadership team and continue to serve aircraft of all types.

“ExecuJet has been a pillar of business aviation for nearly 30 years and has a well-deserved reputation for providing high-quality MRO service,” said Geoff Chick, Dassault Aviation senior vice president-worldwide service network. “Adding Falcon capabilities to ExecuJet’s portfolio will help ensure that current and future Falcon customers — many of whom have mixed fleets — will continue to receive world-class after-sale service for many years to come.”