Dassault Will Make Decision 'Early Next Year' on Smaller Jet

AINalerts » June 9, 2005
April 25, 2007, 10:28 AM

Dassault Aviation will decide by early next year whether to launch a smaller jet, chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne said recently. Since production of the small, sleek Falcon 10 ended in 1983, Dassault has concentrated on building larger business jets. The apparently twin-engine jet now being considered would be priced below $20 million and would be about the size of the Falcon 50 trijet but have a shorter range. Edelstenne first disclosed at the 2002 NBAA Convention that he had asked his engineers and marketers to "reopen the question" of developing a smaller jet. The market may seem glutted with smaller business jets and Cessna has long been the winner when it comes to the number of deliveries, but there are indications that Dassault is feeling pressure to re-enter this segment. Meanwhile, the OEM confirmed that certification is expected next summer of a CMC enhanced-vision system for the Falcon 900 and 2000 initially.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X