Dassault will deliver six Falcons to Middle East customers over the next 18 months, growing its fleet by 10%.
The manufacturer states the Middle East business jet market shows signs of recovery, driven by large regional operators and increased globalisation. More than 60 Falcon business jets already operate in the region.
Dassault Falcon will present its range of business jets, including its best-selling Falcon 7X, Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000S – introduced last October – in the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event at Dubai World Central this week (December 11-13).
The 7X features a 5,950nm range which can serve more than 90% of the city pairs demanded by the typical business aviation traveller – such as New York to Riyadh, Jeddah to Recife or Dubai to Darwin.
Renaud Cloatre, Dassault Falcon’s sales director for the Middle East, said Falcons are well-suited to the demands of its Middle East customers, offering long range and roomy cabins suitable for work or rest.
He claims their operational benefits are also persuasive with Falcons burning 20-40% less fuel and offering up to 50% lower operating costs than some aircraft in their class.
Julien Nargeot has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East – a newly created position, based as the Dubai regional sales office.
Dassault Falcon’s Middle East network includes authorised service centres in Dubai and Jeddah, a spares distribution centre in Dubai and technical office in Jeddah.