A Major Player in Aeronautics: Dassault Aviation

  • What kind of aircrafts Dassault Aviation is known for manufacturing
  • Business Aircrafts that Dassault Aviation consists of

Dassault Aviation is a French aerospace company that has been shaping the future of aviation by designing and building military aircrafts, business jets and space systems operating in more than 80 countries, with more than 3,000 aircraft in service worldwide. Founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch, Dassault Aviation started by the name Société des Avions Marcel Bloch. In 1954, Dassault established an electronics division, the first order of business was to begin development of airborne radars, followed by seeker heads for air-to-air missiles, navigation, and bombing aids. From the 1950s to late 1970s exports become a major part of Dassault’s business, major successes were the Dassault Mirage series and the Mystere-Falcon.

Falcons fleet consists of the Falcon 10X, 8X, 7X, 6X, 800XL, 2000LXS and the Falcon 2000S. This family of business jets have been used since 1965, accumulating 17.8 million hours of flight time with over 1,200 operators in 90 countries. The newest falcon model is the Falcon X, providing enhanced comfort and reducing fuel consumption as well as noise. This Falcon  would incorporate the Falcon 5X cross-section for comfort and lower takeoff weights thus lower-thrust engines than competition for lower noise, and favors a twin engine configuration for easier maintenance and to avoid redesigning the 5X.


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