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Dassault Falcon Appoints Luis Planas to Vice President of Quality at Little Rock
(Teterboro, New Jersey, February 17, 2010) – Luis Planas has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Quality at Dassault Falcon’s Little Rock facility. He will oversee all matters pertaining to quality processes and procedures, training and environmental operations at that location.
Planas comes to Dassault with more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including ten years in business aviation. He has worked for OEMs, repair stations, airlines as well as fractional and charter operations. Throughout his career, he has served in positions of quality control, quality assurance and improvement. Prior to joining Dassault, Planas was responsible for all quality operations at Honda Jet.
"Luis possesses a broad range of experience encompassing everything from production and completions to maintenance and overhaul activities,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "This background and his positive reputation in the industry made him a perfect fit for this position”.
"Our top priority is to provide the highest level of quality for our customers in the Falcon family. We will achieve this level of quality in our product and our culture by implementing robust and repeatable processes in all tasks that we undertake,” said Planas. "At the same time, we will continue to enhance and reinforce our regulatory relationships,” he added.
Planas is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds an MBA in Aviation. He is a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic and has an in-depth knowledge of the Lean/Six Sigma quality management system.

Note for the Editors

Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,500 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X.

About Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.

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