On November 10, 2016, Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, inaugurated its new maintenance facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac intended to meet the increase in repair and overhaul services for the Falcon 7X and other new Falcon models.
On October 31, 2016, Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 8X has earned two additional certifications since entering service less than one month ago. The ultra-long range trijet is making its maiden appearance with a completed interior at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) to be held November 1-3 in Orlando.
On October 5, 2016, Dassault Aviation has delivered its first Falcon 8X, marking the entry into service of the company’s new ultra-long range flagship.
European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Programme takes off
Since beginning of September the development of a common European drone has entered a new phase. The contract for the Definition Study of the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Programme, assigned to Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo-Finmeccanica has been launched by a kick-off meeting chaired by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) with the attendance of the programme participating States France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
On September 23, 2016, France and India signed the contract for the acquisition of 36 Rafale by India.
During a press conference, Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, presented First Half-year 2016 Results, on July 21, 2016.
The French defense procurement agency DGA has decided to give Dassault Aviation the responsibility of renovating 55 Mirage 2000D aircraft in service with the French Air Force.
The Dassault Aviation company is deeply honored that the French Air Force has chosen to name, on July 1st, the 2015 class of officer graduates from the École de l’Air after Marcel Dassault.
Dassault Aviation is pleased to announce the certification of the Falcon 8X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Europe’s nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator was presented in flight today at an air meet at Istres organized by the French Air Force.