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Dassault Falcon Jet Names Rob Connolly Director of Spec & Design
(Teterboro, New Jersey, January 29, 2014) – Dassault Falcon Jet has named Rob Connolly Director of Aircraft Specifications and Design, in Teterboro. He replaces Roy Elsasser, who recently retired after serving the company for 33 years.
“Rob’s organization, product knowledge and problem solving abilities have been widely praised by both customers and colleagues alike,” said Carlos Brana, Senior Vice President of Teterboro Operations. “These attributes, along with his background and experience, will be a great asset for the department, the company and our customers in our ongoing effort to deliver aircraft with the most modern and finely crafted interiors.”
In his new position, Connolly will oversee the entire specifications and design process covering numerous activities from the moment the customer signs the contract through to delivery. Dassault Falcon Jet’s Spec & Design department includes 28 employees in Teterboro and 10 employees in Little Rock, where the majority of Falcons are completed and delivered.
The Spec & Design Dept helps customers select interior materials such as leather, carpeting and fabrics, define the seating configuration and select cabin management and avionics options to fit their mission profiles. Dassault uses advanced design tools such as CATIA in engineering interior configurations, and in 2010 became the first OEM to receive FAA approval to use 3D data for both type design and the completions process.
Connolly joined Dassault Falcon Jet in 1998, bringing with him over 15 years of technical experience and a solid customer service background. In the course of his career at the company he has served as an Interior Specification Coordinator, Contracts Administrator and most recently, as Contracts Manager.
He will report to Carlos Brana.

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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