Falcon Aviation Services FAS

IATA Code: --| ICAO code: FVS | Callsign FALCON AVIATION
Falcon Aviation Services LLC
Al Bateen Executive Airport
P.O. Box. 62030
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 (02) 444 88 66
Fax: +971 (02) 444 00 22

Ownership: shares solely held by Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nayhan

Falcon Aviation Services LLC was formally launched on November 30th 2006 with an initial fleet investment of over USD$69 million, consists of 8 helicopters with 1 new Gulfstream 450 corporate jet set for delivery in 2008 (stated in their first press statement). The fleet of helicopters are assigned for various roles: corporate shuttles, tourism, VIP charter and search and rescue services (SAR). In addition, FAS has employed a number of former UAE Armed Forces staff to provide additional support to the SAR operations. It is based in Abu Dhabi, and its main operating base is Bateen Airport.  Falcon Aviation Services has over 300 staff members

In May 30th 2007 an exclusive agreement was signed with Eurocopter, making it the sole regional provider of helicopter maintenance services for Eurocopter. The agreement includes the launch of a "Eurocopter Maintenance Center" at FAS's Al Bateen airbase which provides full maintenance services for Eurocopter helicopters in the Gulf region.

Executives: Capt. Salem AlKayoumi (Chairman), Gregory Shockley (Chief Executive Officer), Khaled Al-Mansour (Vice Chairman), Capt. Gregory Lafontaine (Chief Operating Officer), Abdullah Al Mullah (Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Fixed Wing Operations), A.J. Baker (Vice President Business Development), Ghada El Shoura (Vice President Sales & Marketing), Captain Craig Kenned (Vice President Director Operations), Steve McComish  (Vice President Quality Compliance & Safety), Burjor Jal Medhora (Vice President Finance), Mariam El Ghandour (Director HR).

Falcon Aviation Services fleet consist of the following aircraft:
  • 2 x AgustaWestland A109 Power
  • 2 x Eurocopter AS365N3
  • 1 x Eurocopter EC 135
  • 4 x Eurocopter EC 130 B4
  • 2 x Bell 206L
  • 11 x Bell 412
  • 3 x Gulfstream G450
  • 2 x Embraer Legacy 600
  • 2 x Embraer Lineage 1000  

Falcon Aviation Services has placed orders for Gulfstream G450, Embraer Legacy 600, and Sikorsky S-76D helicopters to be delivered in  2011 and 2012.

Falcon Aviation Services of Abu Dhabi Signs Firm Orders for Two AW169 Helicopters
Monday, November 18, 2013
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced FAS (Falcon Aviation Services) of Abu Dhabi have signed firm orders for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters.  Read More
Al Bateen Executive Airport and Falcon Aviation Services Sign Lease Agreement
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) concluded a long term land lease agreement with Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) at Al Bateen Executive Airport. The lease covers an area to the west of the airport where FAS has just commissioned a new 10,000 square meter hangar to support its corporate helicopter and private jet charter and maintenance services. Read More
Falcon Aviation Services Becomes Sikorsky Aircraft’s Worldwide Launch Customer for the S-76D
Monday, November 16, 2009
Dubai, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Dubai Air Show that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has contracted to purchase two Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopters, with options to purchase two more, becoming the worldwide launch customer for the new aircraft. Read More