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Monday, September 9, 2013

Dassault Looks to To Grow in Russian Business Jet Market

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Dassault Falcon is looking to expand its presence in the Russian business jet market, as the aircraft manufacturer believes the region is re-emerging as one of the most active within the international marketplace. 
(The Dassault Falcon 7X is Dassault's most popular jet in terms of sales in the Russian business jet market. Photo, courtesy of Dassault Falcon.)
The company will have a larger presence than it has in the past at the upcoming Jet Expo 2013 in Moscow, where it plans to promote Falcon business jets as being well suited for Russian operators. 
Dassault is also currently in talks with Avia Group to add an authorized service center at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, and also has plans to move its current satellite service center at Vnukovo Airport closer to the licensed maintenance providers it supports. 
The business jet maker also points to the new relaxation by the Russian government of constraints to usage of the nation's airports for general aviation operators. 

"Russia is once again one of the most active business jet markets and we are looking to leveraging our long experience in the country to better serve customers' needs there," said Gilles Gautier, head of Dassault Falcon sales for the Eastern Hemisphere. 


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