ATLANTA, October 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Falcon recently established a sales and marketing office in Beijing, which will be lead by Jean-Michel Jacob, Vice President of International Sales. "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 Jacob.
The Falcon fleet in China is expected to grow considerably in the next five years, with the overall number of business jets in the country to approach 300 during the same time. "To the emerging business class in China, Falcons are appreciated for their superior technology, efficiency and value they add to the bottom line - whether that means a flight across the globe to seal a business deal, or a multi-leg journey completed in the same day," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. Dassault Falcon also has sales and marketing offices in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Dassault has had Field Service Representatives based in the Asia-Pacific region since 1989 with representatives today based in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. Dassault also has an Authorized Service Center in Singapore and recently signed an agreement to add another Authorized Service Center in Shanghai in 2011. An Authorized Service Center (ASC) in Hong Kong is expected to come online by the end of this year and an ASC in Beijing is being evaluated.
A spare parts depot in Shanghai also houses more than (US) $1.7 million in inventory, which can be speedily delivered throughout the region. Nearby, a spare parts depot in Singapore also has (US) $1.8 million in inventory of high usage parts. Dassault Falcon will increase the spares inventory level in China in 2011.
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 2,000 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900EX EASy, 900DX, 900LX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine 2000LX.
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