Engineers from ExecuJet MRO Services Australia (ExecuJet) have completed Falcon 6X maintenance training, approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The practical and immersive six-week training programme means engineers can now provide line maintenance for 6X aircraft visiting Australia and the Pacific region.
A simulator and virtual aircraft technology were used during training so that engineers could familiarise themselves with the aircraft systems.
The Falcon 6X entered service on November 30, 2023, and has the largest cabin cross section in business aviation.
Jason Jia, licensed aircraft maintenance engineer at ExecuJet, travelled from Australia to France where he completed the EASA-certified training course in Bordeaux, where Falcon aircraft are assembled.
According to ExecuJet, all systems were covered during the training: the engines, avionics, digital flight control system, fuel system, hydraulics, landing gear, lighting, water and waste, structures, CNS (communication, navigation, surveillance), electrical, cabin furnishing and connectivity, oxygen, and the auxiliary power unit.
The theoretical training was conducted at international aviation training organisation CAE in Bordeaux, while the practical training was held at the Dassault Training Academy there, which is an EASA Part 147 training organisation.
Jia said: “For the practical training, we were trained using virtual reality (VR) as well as actual aircraft. The Falcon immersive VR training devices allowed us to tour the aircraft from the inside to get a better understanding of the components, the system, and the wiring.”
Jia added: “It’s clear that Dassault took the opportunity to include the most modern systems for maintainability and troubleshooting through the FalconScan diagnostic system. It provides maintenance engineers an integrated and in-depth tool to isolate faults and test the system.”