Dassault Aviation to Open China Unit in 2012, Figaro Says

Dassault Aviation SA (AM) is opening a unit in China that will employ 25 people by the end of this year, Le Figaro reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Charles Edelstenne.

The unit will be based in Beijing and be up and running in around the third quarter, the newspaper said. Dassault Aviation expects to deliver 12 Falcon jets in China this year, compared with eight in 2011, the newspaper said.

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