Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is an industrial group with numerous constituent parts, whose varied activities cover several areas of high technology. With 8500 people, the Dassault Aviation's primary vocation is the design, development, production, sale and maintenance of aircraft. The Research and Development employs nearly one quarter of the company's workforce. In 2004, the FALCON turnover represented 61 % of the overall turnover.

In total, Dassault Aviation has sold more than 1500 FALCON aircraft of all types over the last 40 years. 90 % have gone for export (2/3 of which to the USA). They represent 50 % of the top-of-the-range world market. Today the Dassault Aviation FALCON family in production comprises the FALCON 50, 900 and 2000 with various versions such as the EX (Extended range) and EASy (Enhanced Avionics System) versions. One FALCON takes-off or lands each minute around the world.

The FALCON family contributes enormously both to the reputation of European executive aircraft and to the European economy. It contributes to maintaining the industrial base of a European high technology sector. It is developed and produced in European co-operation with partners from Belgium (SABCA), Italy (ALENIA - PIAGGIO) and Greece (Hellenic Aircraft Industries).

Dassault Aviation also has great experience in the field of unmanned aircraft thanks to numerous project, NeuRon project being the tip of this iceberg.