Dassault Aviation Names Frédéric Leboeuf Vice President, Falcon Operational Support

The department provides flight preparation support and assistance with regulatory matters, performance, procedures and other operational issues.


(Saint-Cloud, France October 16, 2013): Dassault Aviation has named Frédéric Leboeuf Vice President, Falcon Operational Support. He replaces Gérard Dailloux, who retired after serving with the company for almost 30 years.

The Falcon Operational Support Department oversees all aspects of flight operations, assisting operators before, during and after delivery of their new aircraft. The department provides flight preparation support and assistance with regulatory matters, performance, procedures and other operational issues. It also briefs and trains pilots to smooth aircraft entry into service, prepares changes in pilot documentation and develops performance tools aimed at enhancing Falcon operational efficiency and safety.

Additionally, they define Falcon training policy, audit and supervise training providers and gather operator feedback on Falcon operation for the design office.

The department is staffed by eight experienced pilots and 20 engineers with extensive knowledge of Falcon engineering, regulatory and training issues. The technical assistance it provides is particularly valuable to the growing number of Dassault operators who are newcomers to business aviation.

Leboeuf is based in Dassault Aviation’s Saint-Cloud, France headquarters and reports to Olivier Villa, Senior Vice President, Civil Aircraft at Dassault Aviation. He joined Dassault in 2002, working first on the Mirage 2000-9 and Mirage 2000-5 programs and subsequently as a technical support team manager serving the Mirage 2000 export effort.

A graduate of the French Naval Academy, Leboeuf served 20 years in the French Navy before entering private industry. His naval responsibilities ranged from Atlantic and Atlantique 2 flight operations and Falcon 200 Gardian squadron command duty to supervising maritime patrol crew training. He also served a long stint on the general staff, where he oversaw the Atlantique 2 and Falcon 50 maritime surveillance aircraft programs. Frédéric flew a wide range of other aircraft as well, including the Falcon 10, Alpha Jet and Etendard IV.

“His extensive flying experience with the Navy and long career in the Dassault design office provided Frédéric with a broad understanding of technical and operational issues and a deep appreciation of customer expectations in the product support area,” said Villa. “These qualities will make him an excellent replacement for Gérard and help the Falcon operational support team continue to elevate the quality of the service it provides in accordance with its motto ‘fly like you train, train like you fly.’”

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,250 Falcon
jets have been delivered. 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.

About Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America, South America and the Pacific Rim countries of Asia, including the People’s Republic of China.

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