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Dassault Falcon Wins ODA Approval From the FAA
 
3/2/2010
​(Teterboro, New Jersey, March 2, 2010) – Dassault Falcon recently received the authority to act as Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Little Rock Completion Center. The ODA gives Dassault the authority to approve Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) on behalf of the FAA and replaces the older Designated Alteration Station (DAS) method of approval.
 
The approval is a culmination of many years of effort and preparation by Dassault’s teams and close collaboration with the FAA. "This authority is granted only to those organizations that can demonstrate a high level of experience and a culture that’s committed to safety,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.  "And it’s not only a more efficient process for Dassault and the FAA, our customers benefit too because there is less aircraft downtime.”
 
As part of the new approval process, Dassault was required to develop its own procedures and processes for STC certification which then underwent a thorough review by the FAA. Also required by the FAA is an approved procedures manual and training program, which includes both initial and recurrent training.
 
Dassault’s ODA organization has more than 30 employees who had undergone initial training in 2009.  Dassault is also in the process of seeking approval for ODA status at its Wilmington facility, and plans to pursue Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) and Major Repair and Alterations (MRA) ODA approvals in the future.

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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