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Dassault Aviation Promotes Olivier Villa to Executive Vice President, Civil Aircraft
Orlando, Florida
10/31/2016

Carlos Brana named Senior Vice President, Civil Aircraft
 
Dassault Aviation recently elevated Olivier Villa to the position of Executive Vice President, Civil Aircraft.
 
Carlos Brana was appointed Senior Vice President, Civil Aircraft and will act as his deputy. John Rosanvallon will continue to serve as President and CEO of Dassault Aviation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dassault Falcon Jet.
 
“Olivier’s leadership will be critical to the company’s competitiveness and our ability to deliver a world-class customer experience in the coming years.” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “And Carlos’ global vision and previous sales experience are an ideal fit for Olivier’s team.”
 
In his new role, Villa will assume full responsibility for developing and implementing the Falcon group strategy. In particular, he will play a key role in Dassault Aviation’s new organizational setup, designed to help the company meet the civilian market challenges over the next decade. Prior to his appointment, Villa served as Senior Vice President of Civil Aircraft for Dassault Aviation, overseeing marketing, sales and customer support activities for Dassault’s civil aircraft division.
 
Villa’s career at Dassault spans more than three decades and has covered many of the company’s most successful business jet products. During his eight year stint as Vice president for Falcon Programs, he was responsible for development of the Falcon 50EX, 900EX and 2000EX aircraft, the EASy cockpit and the initial work on the 7X. Prior to that he was Falcon 2000 Program Director. Villa graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1979, and is a recipient of the French Légion d’Honneur.
 
As Villa’s deputy, Brana will take on leadership of worldwide sales and marketing activities. Brana previously served as Senior Vice President, Teterboro Operations, where he oversaw a wide range of activities, including finance, specification and design, contracts, the company-owned service center network and numerous customer support initiatives.
 
While serving over three decades within Dassault, Brana has also worked in numerous other capacities, including as an engineer on the the Rafale fighter demonstrator. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1982, where he received his engineering degree. He also holds an MBA from HEC (Hautes Études Commerciales).

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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