Dassault Falcon Practical Training Program Graduates 300th Trainee

      Dassault Falcon Practical Training Program Graduates 300th Trainee

  PR Newswire

  SAINT-CLOUD, France, November 13, 2012

SAINT-CLOUD, France, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Dassault Falcon's Certified Practical Training Program has passed the 300 ^th
trainee mark, demonstrating its growing popularity among Falcon operators and
service centers. Mr. Wu Jian Ming from Business Aviation Asia, based in China,
was the 300 ^th participant.

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By using real production aircraft and actual work cards, the Practical
Training Program puts students in real-life maintenance and trouble-shooting
conditions, providing a smooth transition from required theoretical training
and simulator training. "This innovative approach means that the trainees are
better prepared and more efficient when it comes to working on Falcon aircraft
in the field," said Eloi Dufour, Director Customer Relations. "It is not just
a 'show and tell' exercise. Each student performs the required tasks himself
and works on green aircraft - i.e. without interior fittings - allowing for
easier access to all aircraft components."

Training is performed either at the Dassault assembly line in
Bordeaux-Mérignac, or at the Dassault Flight Test Center in Istres, near
Marseille, France. Each session uses two highly experienced Dassault Aviation
instructors - a mechanic and an avionics specialist. The final two days of the
ten-day training program are dedicated to aircraft run-up and engine testing.

Since its launch in April 2007, the program has graduated 307 trainees,
two-thirds of them representing operators, and the rest, Authorized Service

Some 40 sessions have been held for the Falcon 7X, accounting for more than
75% of total graduates. Falcon 900LX sessions were introduced in 2010, and the
Falcon 2000LX sessions late last year.

The training initiative is currently accelerating as more Falcon 7X and
900LX/2000LX aircraft enter service. Almost a hundred technicians and
mechanics are expected to graduate this year, alone. Close to 40% of trainees
over the past 24 months hail from China, reflecting the surging growth of
Dassault Falcon in this emerging market.

Originally conceived as a way to support entry into service of the
top-of-the-line Falcon 7X, the Practical Training Program was later extended
to cover Falcon 900 and 2000 EASy operators as well. The program, approved by
French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC and certified under EASA Part 66
Regulations, targets technicians and mechanics and complements the theoretical
training provided by Dassault's training partners, CAE SimuFlite and
FlightSafety International.

About Dassault Falcon

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets
throughout the world. 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 2000LX,
2000LXS and Falcon 2000S.

Contact: Press Contacts: Dassault Aviation (Saint-Cloud, France), Vadim
Feldzer Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13, Marie-Alexandrine Fouillard, Tel.
+33-1-47-11-64-23 ; Dassault Falcon (Teterboro Airport, USA), Andrew Ponzoni,
Tel. +1-201-541-45-88, Grant Kielczewski, Tel. +1-201-541-46-79. Photos: Hi
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