July 14, 2008 03:04 ET

DASSAULT AVIATION : Dassault Falcon Names Gerard Dailloux to Head Newly Formed Operational Support Department

FARNBOROUGH, GREAT BRITAIN--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Dassault Falcon Names Gerard Dailloux to Head Newly Formed Operational Support Department

(Farnborough, Great Britain, July 14, 2008) - Dassault Falcon has named Gérard Dailloux to the position of Vice President, Falcon Operational Support, a newly created department within the company. "Dailloux and his people have been charged with bringing the highest level of emphasis to customers' operational issues" said Olivier Villa, Vice President, Civil Aircraft. "This added resource will be especially helpful to the growing number of Falcon operators that are newcomers to business aviation" he added.

"Our mission is to provide assistance on all operational aspects relative to the fleet and provide pilot assistance before, during and after delivery of a new aircraft" said Gérard Dailloux. "Our team consists of about 20 highly qualified pilots and engineers" he added. "And our motto is fly like you train, train like you fly!". Dailloux's team will be working closely with Dassault's training providers to provide the highest level of customer training. Special emphasis will be placed on using lessons learned from fleet operations and feedback from the training itself.

Gérard Dailloux brings 40 years of flight operations experience to the job. He most recently served within Dassault Aviation as Vice President, Safety of Flight for both civil and military aircraft. Prior to that, he had a 16 year career as a naval aviator on Etendard IV, Super Etendard, and Falcon 10. He joined Dassault in 1984 where he held several positions such as technical writer of the Aircraft Flight Manual for Mirage 2000 and Mirage IV. He joined the Safety of Flight department in 1988.

He is based in Dassault Aviation's Saint-Cloud headquarters, in France and reports directly to Olivier Villa.


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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 5 continents. Dassault Aviation produces the renowned Mirage and Rafale fighter jets as well as a complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on both continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2000 Falcon jets have been sold worldwide.

The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-- the Falcon 7X, the Falcon 900DX and the new 900LX--as well as the twin- engine Falcon 2000LX and 2000DX.

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