Dassault Aviation

February 21, 2008 - 8:59am

Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne today released last year’s sales and financial results for the French aircraft manufacturer. For the third consecutive year, Dassault set a record for business jet sales, with firm orders for 212 Falcons. “The results are a tremendous statement to the benefits of business aviation, which are only now being understood in some areas of the world,” said Edelstenne.

February 21, 2008 - 8:59am

Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne today released last year’s sales and financial results for the French aircraft manufacturer. For the third consecutive year, Dassault set a record for business jet sales, with firm orders for 212 Falcons. “The results are a tremendous statement to the benefits of business aviation, which are only now being understood in some areas of the world,” said Edelstenne.

January 17, 2008 - 12:00pm

The Greek Falcon 900 in which seven people were killed during a series of violent oscillations on Sept. 14, 1999, is destined to be delivered in an airworthy condition to an unidentified Middle East customer for executive transportation, according to Jean-Pierre Sauval, general manager of Transairco, the Geneva-based service center that is said to be repairing the trijet.

January 17, 2008 - 12:00pm

The Greek Falcon 900 in which seven people were killed during a series of violent oscillations on Sept. 14, 1999, is destined to be delivered in an airworthy condition to an unidentified Middle East customer for executive transportation, according to Jean-Pierre Sauval, general manager of Transairco, the Geneva-based service center that is said to be repairing the trijet.

January 17, 2008 - 11:06am

Dassault Aviation, which next month will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Mystère/Falcon 20, said it has managed to stay afloat despite the current global aerospace crisis thanks to its Falcon products. But Charles Edelstenne, the group’s chairman, already predicts lower revenues for its business aviation division this year because of the “present climate and the consequences of conflict with Iraq.”

January 17, 2008 - 11:06am

Dassault Aviation, which next month will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Mystère/Falcon 20, said it has managed to stay afloat despite the current global aerospace crisis thanks to its Falcon products. But Charles Edelstenne, the group’s chairman, already predicts lower revenues for its business aviation division this year because of the “present climate and the consequences of conflict with Iraq.”

January 10, 2008 - 9:51am

Speaking yesterday in Paris to employees, Dassault Aviation chairman Charles Edelstenne announced the long-awaited launch of a new Falcon in the super-midsize business jet segment, a company spokesman confirmed to AIN. The French manufacturer has previously revealed that the airplane, codenamed SMS (for super-midsize), will have fly-by-wire flight controls and an advanced glass cockpit.

January 7, 2008 - 9:34am

The choice of a multi-role fighter aircraft for the Polish air force could result in the launch of a “private jet” in Poland, depending on the offset proposals of the winning bidder. In competition are Lockheed Martin (F-16), SAAB-British Aerospace (Gripen) and Dassault Aviation (Mirage 2000). The contract is expected to be signed in the first quarter of this year and the offset agreements are required to be signed within 60 days after that.

December 28, 2007 - 4:49am

Even with a new hangar dedicated to cabin outfitting of its Falcon 7X, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault is not meeting scheduled delivery dates for the new flagship trijet.

“The ramp-up has been a little slower than expected,” Dassault Falcon president John Rosanvallon told AIN.

December 17, 2007 - 12:11pm
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Libya plans to buy 14 Dassault Rafale fighters as part of an arms package agreed by French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Libyan leader Muammar Ghadaffi during a state visit to Paris this month. The package, which is worth $5.8 billion, also includes 35 Eurocopter helicopters and the return-to-service and upgrade of Libya’s Mirage F1 fighter fleet.

 
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