MELBOURNE, FL—Dassault Falcon Jet has announced plans to create 400 new jobs and build a $115 million aviation maintenance facility near the airport here.

The 400 jobs will boast average salaries of $86,120.

Intended to serve customers across North and South America and beyond, the 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 expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023 and opening is set for late 2024.

Dassault Falcon jets are designed and built in France and completed in Little Rock, AR. The Florida facility will handle maintenance and modifications.

The Florida Department of Transportation will provide $6.6 million to build infrastructure to support the project, including an environmental assessment, land-clearing, construction of an apron, utility extensions, storm water drainage and security equipment.