Dassault Names China Sales Manager

 - October 2, 2006, 7:53 AM

Dassault Falcon Jet announced that it has named Carlos Brana sales manager for China.

Brana has spent the past 20 years with Dassault Aviation in St. Cloud, France. He will be based at Dassault Falcon’s Teterboro, N.J. headquarters.

“There are slightly more than 13,500 business jets worldwide, and approximately 460 of them are located in Asia,” said John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. “Currently, Asia is not a major player, but we see this becoming a significant market in the next 10 years.”

Dassault projects that China will need another 300 business jets by 2015. Rosanvallon asserted that the majority of the aircraft sold in Asia in the next decade will be to the private sector rather than to government agencies.

Dassault is working to certify the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900 for operation in China and expects final approval on these certifications by year-end.

“With China becoming more integrated into the global marketplace and government regulations easing on the use of business jets, all indicators suggest the possibility of rapid growth for business aviation and for Dassault in China,” Rosanvallon said.

“We’ve positioned ourselves well to be the leading manufacturer of large-cabin business jets here in the future.”