Dassault debuts at Marrakesh Air Show
Dassault Falcon will display its business jets at the third Marrakech Air Show being held from 4 – 7 April. It will be Dassault’s first appearance at the show.
“We remain encouraged by the potential for long-term growth in business aviation in the region,” said Gilles Gautier, vice president international sales for Dassault Aviation. “Business jets are now seen in the region as a powerful tool to enable quick and convenient access to customers within the African region and worldwide.”
Some 60 Falcon jets are in operation in the region, 21% of them in North Africa alone. Ten other airplanes are on order for delivery in 2012-13, most of them for the Dassault Falcon 7X.
“To the emerging business class, Falcons are appreciated for their large and comfortable cabins, superior technology and efficiency and the value they add to the bottom line, whether that means a flight across the globe to seal a business deal, or a multi-leg journey completed in the same day,” Alain Lemee, director of international sales for the region said.
A Falcon 2000LX will be on display at the show. It will feature the new BMW Group DesignworksUSA interior conceived for the Falcon 2000S.
“I have no doubt that this new Falcon will become, like its siblings, very popular among customers and operators wishing to upgrade their fleets with cost and environmentally efficient airplanes,” added Lemee.
Eight Falcon 7X aircraft are already in service in the region and three more will be delivered in the coming months. The Falcon 7X can fly from Marrakech to Beijing, Los Angeles or Cape Town and can land at airports such as London City Airport — the only business jet in its category capable of doing so.