Dassault Aviation increased the number of orders for business jets
The French private aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation maintained a growth in the number of orders for Falcon aircraft, but noted a decrease in deliveries to business jets in 2018. According to the report of the aircraft manufacturer, last year, 41 Falcon aircraft were transferred to customers. The number of vehicles delivered was reduced by 16% compared with 2017 and 2016, when the company managed to deliver 49 aircraft to each of them.
In 2018, 42 business jets were ordered, which is four more than one year earlier. And this is even considering the refusal of five Falcon 5X aircraft - the program to create a new super-middle class business jet was curtailed in December 2017 due to problems with the Silvercrest engines.
Their manufacturer predicted a reduction in deliveries of Falcon business jets at the beginning of 2018. Then the company explained this by a general decline in the business transportation market, which was recorded in recent years.
Dassault business is supported by the growth of military aircraft deliveries and an increase in orders for them. In 2018, the aircraft manufacturer transferred 12 Rafale multi-role fighter jets to customers, which is 33% more than a year earlier (nine aircrafts were transferred).