Dassault Projects Fewer Falcon Deliveries

 - October 9, 2006, 5:40 AM

Edelstenne also said Falcon deliveries will reachbetween 50 and 55 this year. Although he said economic conditions have improved “measurably” since last year, this figure is short of the 63 Falcons delivered last year. He cited two reasons for the lower delivery projection. “The first was that we received orders for just 40 Falcons in 2003,” although the company delivered 49 that year. And as a result of the accelerated depreciation tax credit for business aircraft buyers in the U.S., “a number of our customers brought forward deliveries that were initially planned for the early part of this year.”