Dassault Falcon Establishes Chinese Subsidiary
BEIJING, China, November 16, 2012
BEIJING, China, November 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Dassault Falcon has established a 'wholly owned foreign entity' to represent
the Falcon brand in the growing Chinese market. The subsidiary, known as
'Dassault Falcon Business Services (Beijing) Co. Ltd', is based in Beijing,
China. MrJean Michel Jacob has been named General Manager of the subsidiary
and MrJeanRosanvallon, the Chairman.
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"Firmly establishing Dassault's presence in China today positions us to serve
the needs of its growing business aviation sector with the highest level of
support in the years to come," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of
Dassault Falcon. "Establishing this subsidiary is key to doing business in
China and making sure Falcon customers have the best possible resources."
As part of the subsidiary, Dassault Falcon will establish a regional Customer
Service headquarters in Beijing. Scheduled to start operations in early 2013
under the supervision of Cathy Liu, Director of Customer Service for Asia, the
office will be staffed by local specialists experienced in receiving and
processing spare parts orders, warranty and FalconCare claims. The office will
also oversee four Field Technical Representatives that are based in Greater
China. Additionally, at least two type rated Falcon pilots will be based in
Beijing to provide jump-seat support to new and existing Falcon customers.
Falcon business jets ideal for Chinese market
Earlier this year, Dassault revealed the number of Falcons operating in China
will triple before the end of 2012. "We sold our first new Falcon to China in
2006. But, by 2011 the market had already grown to become our largest for new
aircraft orders and one of the most promising," said Rosanvallon.
Most of the new orders are for the Falcon 7X with a current backlog of 20 of
the tri-jets to be delivered to Chinese customers in the coming years. The
Falcon 2000S has also been well received in China since its launch in May
The Dassault Falcon product range includes five large-cabin models: the
tri-jets Falcon 7X and Falcon 900LX and the twin-engine 2000S, 2000LX and the
new Falcon 2000LXS, which was introduced at the NBAA in Orlando in October.
These models share a number of common features, including, large and
comfortable cabin interiors, efficient and economical performance and advanced
technology derived from Dassault's military experience.
Dassault introduced the Falcon 2000S into the super mid-size category as an
entry level option to the Falcon family, offering outstanding performance, a
luxurious, roomy interior and ultra-low operating costs for a price tag
comparable to the smaller models featured by its competitors.
Falcon 7X: Leader in China
The Falcon 7X offers flexible range, a large and comfortable cabin interior,
efficient and economical performance and a range of new advanced technologies.
The aircraft's 5,950 nm range enables it to handle more of the missions flown
by typical business jets. It can connect Beijing or Shanghai to all of Europe
or the Western United States and access challenging airports such as London
City Airport -- the only business jet in its category capable of doing so. The
global Falcon 7X fleet has passed the 150,000 flight hour milestone.
A Falcon 7X is on display during Airshow China.
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.
Press Contacts Dassault Aviation (Saint-Cloud, France) Vadim Feldzer , Tel:
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Dassault Falcon (Teterboro Airport, USA) Andrew Ponzoni , Tel:
+1-201-541-45-88 Grant Kielczewski , Tel: +1-201-541-46-79 Photos Hi Res
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