New Falcons set to boost Russian sales
Russia continues to be a very strong market for Falcon jets in 2014. The importance of this strategic market will be reflected in the large Dassault exhibit at Jetexpo 2014, which opens today at Moscow’s Vnukovo 3 business aviation complex. The 3,500 sq ft booth will be the largest at the show. Among the highlights of the exhibit will be a full scale mockup of the brand-new Falcon 5X extra wide body twin. "The flexibility, robustness and operating economy of the six models in our Falcon line have enabled Dassault to capture 40 percent of the Russian large cabin market," says Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. "The Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X will permit the company to consolidate and strengthen this leadership position in the coming years." Dassault registered as many Russian orders in the first half of 2014 as in all of 2013, leading the company to predict an excellent sales year in the region. Demand has been particularly strong for the Falcon 5X and the new ultra-long range Falcon 8X, unveiled in May. Sales and deliveries have also been led by the popular Falcon 7X, more than 20 of which are currently flying with Russian operators.