Dassault Falcon Bullish on Bizav in Middle East

 - December 10, 2012, 10:30 AM

Dassault Falcon sees demand for business jets recovering throughout the Middle East, thanks to large operators in the region and the increased globalization of commerce. The company expects to deliver six Falcons to Middle East customers over the next 18 months, expanding the Falcon fleet in the Middle East by 10 percent. More than 60 Falcon business jets already operate in the region.

“The Middle East business jet market and its infrastructure are continuing to mature,” said Dassault Falcon president and CEO John Rosanvallon. “This is due, in part, to increased globalization but also to the development of larger operators and world class facilities such as the Al Maktoum International Airport,” where MEBA 2012 is being held this week.

Meanwhile, the French aircraft manufacturer promoted Julien Nargeot to the newly created position of sales manager at its Dubai regional sales office. In his new role, Nargeot will help Dassault Falcon meet growing demand for its products in the Middle East market.

“Julien has been very efficient in support for some years for the company,” said Olivier Villa, senior vice president civil aircraft, “and he’s joining [the Dubai office] to strengthen sales support in the area.” Dassault Falcon’s Middle East service network includes spares distribution in Dubai, a technical office in Jeddah and authorized service centers in Dubai and Jeddah.