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Dassault Falcon Enrolls Falcon 10 in Embry-Riddle Engineering Program
(Teterboro, New Jersey, July 20, 2010) – Dassault Falcon has agreed to make data from its Falcon 10 business jet available as an educational resource to student engineers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in a collaboration aimed at bringing engineering students and industry closer together.
A memorandum of understanding was signed July 1 at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus by Lionel De La Sayette, senior vice president, Dassault Aviation, and Christina Frederick-Recascino, vice president for research at Embry-Riddle.
"Dassault Falcon is proud to collaborate with Embry-Riddle on this unique multi-year project,” said De La Sayette. "This endeavor is sure to be fulfilling to the future innovators of the aerospace industry.”
Working in teams with Embry-Riddle faculty and Dassault engineers, the students will use the data to develop new ideas and improvements for legacy aircraft like the Falcon 10, which has been in service for three decades. They will also conduct studies to reduce the Falcon 10’s "flight print,” an environmental impact measurement much like a carbon footprint, looking at issues such as noise reduction, maintenance costs, and instrumentation and cockpit redesign.
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Dassault, a world leader in aviation,” said Frederick-Recascino. "It will help our students develop the research and project management skills needed to allow them to excel in their future careers.”
The research collaboration with Dassault enhances Embry-Riddle’s growing "green engineering” expertise. Projects being conducted at the university include: design of an aircraft to fly more than 100 m.p.h., reach 4,000 feet, and achieve more than 200 passenger miles per gallon; testing of non-leaded renewal bio-fuel for general aviation aircraft; engineering of a hybrid automobile; and engineering of wind turbines, as well as floating turbines to harness energy from the Gulfstream current.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 170 campus centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit

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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