Dassault Aviation is particularly proud to have received the 2023 Strategic Company Award as part of the Institut Choiseul’s Sovereignty Initiative.
The institute believes that strategic companies represent one of the many facets of national strength. Award recipients are known for their capacity to effectively mobilize resources and know-how, and to provide solutions that meet national priorities. They are a cornerstone of French strategic heritage.
Dassault Aviation is an industrial architect and complex systems integrator, a developer of strategic technologies, a major national exporter, a core shareholder of the Thales Group and a vital player in an industrial landscape that includes hundreds of business and service partners. The company is at the core of the French sovereign defense ecosystem. Dassault Aviation is also the only non-American company that manufactures high-end business jets. Its dual expertise, commercial and military, guarantees economic sustainability and shared technical expertise.
Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, who accepted the award on behalf of the company, declared: “Leaders, engineers, technicians and skilled operators: at Dassault Aviation we are all committed to the company’s strategic role in order to ensure the superiority of French combat aircraft and the durability of the industry’s ecosystem. Our mission is dear to our hearts; its recognition by the Institut Choiseul is an incredible source of pride.”
“On behalf of the company’s employees, I wish to extend my warmest thanks to the jury. I also wish to thank the institute for having created and sustained the sovereignty awards, a groundbreaking and welcome initiative,” he added.
With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,700 Falcons) delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets, military drones and space systems.
In 2022, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €6.9 billion. The company has 12,700 employees.