Dassault's New Facility And Overseas Deal

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Opens New Flight Ops Center ...

Just a week after celebrating the groundbreaking of their new, 46,000-sqaure-foot paint hangar in Little Rock, Dassault Falcon is breaking ground again -- this time in Teterboro, N.J. A new 32,200-square-foot building complex will be constructed directly across from Dassault Falcon's headquarters providing much-needed space for the Flight Operations department and the Falcon demonstration fleet.

In addition to placing its Flight Ops team closer to the rest of its marketing team and making customer and prospect visits more convenient, the company says the new hangar is going to give it more effective space for showcasing its product line. The hangar itself (22,500 sqaure feet) will be 180' by 125', able to hold up to six Falcons, including the new Falcon 7X. There will be 9,700 sqaure feet dedicated to office space. Outside the building, almost 130 parking spaces will be created, alleviating some parking limitations. In total, 2.9 acres of land are being developed. The building is scheduled to be completed in early 2004.

... And Signs A Pact With Sukhoi

Dassault Aviation, the parent company building the Mirage and Rafale fighters, announced it is linking up with Russia's Sukhoi Corp. to study joint projects, including pilot-less aircraft, or drones. Dassault said the two companies will set up a common working group, and said the cooperation could extend to the civil aircraft market, including supersonic business jets.