SOURCE: DASSAULT AVIATION

November 12, 2007 10:22 ET

DASSAULT AVIATION : Dassault Aviation announces sale of seven Falcon 7X aircraft to a company from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Dassault Aviation announces sale of seven Falcon 7X aircraft

to a company from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

(Dubai Air Show, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2007) - Dassault Aviation today signed an order for the sale of up to seven Falcon 7X tri-jets (four firm orders and an option for another three) to a customer in Saudi Arabia. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected to be at the end of 2009, followed by two aircraft per year, thereafter. The Falcon 7X is Dassault's best selling aircraft in the Middle East, along with the twin-engined Falcon 2000LX, both of which have been received very favorably in the region, and have recorded multiple orders from major customers.

The Falcon 7X will be used for VVIP charter flights within the Middle East and around the world. With a range of 5,950 nm, the aircraft has the capability to connect the major cities, such as New York to Riyadh, Dubai to Tokyo or Rio to Jeddah.

John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon, declared: "The Falcon 7X has received high marks from customers in the Middle East for its advanced technologies, its efficiency as well as its comfort. Combined with the highest standards in terms of finishing, the entirely new cabin meets the most demanding requirements of passengers for high levels of comfort, especially on very long non stop flights, up to 13 hours."

A very low cabin pressure at maximum ceiling altitude (51,000ft), as well as the quietest interior and an advanced environmental control system that maintains cabin temperature to within one degree throughout the entire aircraft, are only some of the features of the Falcon 7X wide-body cabin.

The rapid growth of the Falcon fleet in the region prompted Dassault to establish a new Falcon Spares Distribution Center in Dubai in order to expedite and simplify the delivery process of Falcon Spares for all aircraft in the region. In late 2006, Jet Aviation Dubai was named an Authorized Service Center (ASC) by Dassault for the Falcon 900 and the Falcon 2000 aircraft.

Dassault also plans to establish an additional Falcon Authorized Service Center in the region with Saudi Arabian Airlines. "Saudi Arabian Airlines, based in Jeddah, has always been renowned for providing a high quality of service. Their technical experience in aviation maintenance will support not only the expanding Falcon Fleet based in the Middle East but also Falcon operators that fly regularly between the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.," said John Rosanvallon. "Saudi Arabian Airlines is one of the leading airline companies providing maintenance services and is capable of offering first class solutions to our customers."

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