Dassault displays Falcon 7X


Falcon 7X showcased at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Dassault Falcon 7XDassault will show case its
Falcon 7X business jet at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo being held at the Al Bateen
Executive Airport.

The company is experiencing
an increase in aircraft deliveries throughout the Middle
East as the market for business jets recovers.

Companies in the region now
operate more than 60 Falcon business jets and will take delivery of a dozen
additional aircraft over the next 24 months, boosting the regional fleet by 15%.

“The business aviation
market in the Middle East has matured to the extent that, today, a business jet
is viewed in the region as a powerful tool to enable quick and convenient
access to customers within the region and worldwide. Falcon business jets are
recognized as a vital business asset,” declared John Rosanvallon,
president and chief executive of Dassault Falcon.

He continued “The
Middle East represents a major market for Dassault Falcon, with a two year
backlog of aircraft deliveries. Our view of the Middle
East business aviation market over the long term remains very
positive because of the vitality of the region and the strong internationalization
of business.”

The Falcon 7X accounts for
40 percent of Falcon Middle East sales. Saudia Private Aviation, the respected
business aviation unit of Saudi Arabian Airlines, operates four of these
aircraft, which makes it the largest Falcon 7X customer in the world. Dubai based Empire
Aviation Group manages three Falcon 7Xs.

Renaud Cloatre, Dassault Falcon
sales director for the Middle East added: “Dassault Falcon aircraft are
very well-suited to the demands of our Middle East
customers, offering long range and large, comfortable cabins. Our customers are
mostly companies and entrepreneurs who are highly mobile, and who move all
around the world on business. They need comfortable and well equipped aircraft
in which to work and rest en route. Above all, they value the efficient Falcon
aircraft design and performance, which means 20% to 40% less fuel consumption
and lower emissions, as well as Dassault’s extensive local support

Photograph (left to right) Wajdi Alidrissi, managing director, Saudia
Private Aviation; Captain Saleh Albayoumi,  general manager, Special
Fleet Services; Engineer Tariq Alkathiri, chief Royal Aircraft Engg
& Dev