Dassault Falcon will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets at the third India Aviation air show. The event, which opens on March 14, will be held at Hyderabad Begumpet Airport.
According to the company, Dassault built its reputation for advanced high-performance fighter jets operated in India for more than 60 years. Now, it offers business aviation aircraft like the Falcon 7X, the Falcon 900LX and the Falcon 2000 series.
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 while almost half of the new aircraft orders are for Dassault’s flagship Falcon 7X, the first business jet certified with a fully digital flight control system, says the company.
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“We remain encouraged by the potential for long term growth in business aviation in India,” said John Rosanvallon, president and CEO 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.”
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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 Authorized Service Center for the Falcon 900EX while other service centers are in discussion, according to the company.
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Dassault Falcon sells and supports Falcon business jets. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents.
Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents.
It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000LX and the new 2000S.
Photo courtesy: Dassault Falcon