Dassault focuses on growing market


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Dassault Falcon 7X BMW designed interiorDassault Falcon will present
its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets at the India Aviation
air show. The event, which opens on 14 March and is being held at Hyderabad.

Dassault is the Indian
market leader for large cabin, long range aircraft. About 20 Falcons are
currently operating from airports in Delhi,
Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. Several
additional aircraft are on order for delivery to Indian customers over the next
two years.

“We remain encouraged
by the potential for long term growth in business aviation in India,” said John Rosanvallon,
president and chief executive of Dassault Falcon. “Business jets are now
seen in the region as a powerful tool to enable quick and convenient access to
customers within the country and worldwide. The dramatic growth of the economy
and the experience of travelling on commercial airlines have all contributed to
the expansion of the market over the last few years.”

“With their exceptional
performance and fuel efficiency, I have no doubt that the Falcon fleet is
positioned for long term success in the region and that we will maintain a high
level of market share,” concluded Rosanvallon.

To support the growing
Falcon fleet and move the company closer to clients, Dassault has opened spares
distribution centers in Chennai and Mumbai, complementing regional facilities
in Dubai and Singapore, and installed a
technical field team in Mumbai. Last year it reinforced its Delhi office and plans for a further
expansion are in the works. Mumbai-based Air Works India recently became an
authorised service centre for the Falcon 900EX while other service centers are
in discussion.