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Minsheng Financial Leasing Signs Agreement for 20 Falcon Business Jets
 
10/10/2011
Memorandum of Understanding in Addition to Five Aircraft Already Ordered
 
(Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10, 2011) – Dassault Falcon and Minsheng Financial Leasing today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 10 Falcon 7X aircraft  and 10 Falcon 2000S.  This is in addition to a firm order for five Falcon 7X aircraft that was received earlier this year. 
 
"This agreement reinforces an already strong relationship that been established between Dassault Falcon and Minsheng,said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.  "Both companies wish to offer our customers the best possible solutions for business aircraft in China.  The agreement is a clear indication of the popularity of Falcon business jets in China.
 
The 5,950 nm Falcon 7X is the first and only business jet in service to incorporate a digital flight control system which provides greater control, operational safety and a smoother flight.  It was named the winner of the Business Aviation category at the Aviation Awards Asia in March, 2011.  The Falcon 7X has an extensive list of city pairs including Beijing with Paris and Shanghai with Auckland.
 
The 3,350 nm Falcon 2000S was announced at EBACE in May, 2011.  It is the new entry level aircraft into the Falcon family offering an aggressive acquisition price along with low operating costs and an impressive list of standard options.  The Falcon 2000S inherits the same qualities of other Falcons:  performance and efficiency, cutting edge technology and flexibility.  The Falcon 2000S offers super mid-size category the largest cabin interior, leading low-speed performance for even greater airport access, optimized operating costs and the greenest footprint of any comparable aircraft.  The Falcon 2000S can connect any two points within China.  Other city pairs include Beijing to Delhi or Beijing to Singapore.
 
Dassault Falcon's Commitment to China Grows
 
To accommodate the increased transient traffic and in anticipation of continued fleet expansion in China, Dassault Falcon recently appointed Kathy Liu (Li Ying Liu) as Director of Customer Service for the entire Asia-Pacific area, a new position.  Liu will work with Falcon operators and Dassault Falcon personnel to ensure the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction and further expand the service and support infrastructure throughout China and neighboring countries.  Dassault Falcon has had Field Service representatives based in the region since 1989 with representatives today based in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. 
 
In late 2010, Dassault Falcon established a sales and marketing office in Beijing which is lead by Jean-Michel Jacob, Vice President of International Sales.

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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