Dassault Falcon at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013

04.03.2013 Aviation & Space
Dassault Falcon at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013

Dassault Falcon at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013

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Dassault Falcon plans to grow its Middle East fleet by 10% over the next 18 months and will present its current range of business jet offerings at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013, from March 5-7, including a Falcon 900LX and a Falcon 2000LX on display at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

Dassault sees the market for business jets recovering across the Middle East, helped by new regional operators and the increased globalization of regional commerce. The company will deliver 6 Falcons to Middle East customers over the next coming months.

More than 60 Falcon business jets already operate in the region. Saudia Private Aviation, which owns and operates four Falcon 7X business jets, is one of the world's largest Falcon 7X operators.

“2012 proved to be another positive year for the company, concluding with an order from the prominent Middle East general aviation company, Wallan Aviation, for two Falcon 900 business jets," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.

“The Middle East business jet market is maturing. The region has world class infrastructure including magnificent new airports. The economy is growing. The future remains promising," he added.

The Abu Dhabi Air Expo comes at a time when Dassault starts celebrating its Falcons'50th anniversary. Five decades ago, Dassault conceived and launched the Mystere Falcon 20 - the first true purpose-built business jet that first flew on May 4th 1963. Twenty different models have followed in the years since, each with the same sleek lines, smooth handling and peerless reliability and efficiency displayed by that first Falcon.

Today, more than 2,000 Falcons are in operation in 80 countries around the world and aggregate fleet flight time has surpassed 16 million hours - testimony to the reputation for quality and performance that the Falcon family has acquired within the executive aviation community.

Dassault Falcon continues to expand its Middle East sales and support network in order to serve this dynamic market. In addition to the Dubai office, the network includes Authorized Service Centers in Dubai and Jeddah, a spares distribution center in Dubai and a technical office in Jeddah.


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