Dassault’s 2016 Falcon Orders Dwindle, Rafale Backlog Swells

Credit: Rafale: Dassault
LYON, France—Dassault Aviation received orders for 36 Rafales last year, while a mere 21 Falcons were sold, thus confirming healthy export sales for the French fighter and a sluggish business jet market. In numbers released Jan. 5, the airframer said 33 Falcons were ordered. But the net tally is...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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