Sun, Dec 05, 2010
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The Middle East business environment still remains
challenging but confidence levels appear to be
rising... Dassault has seen much greater demand over the last
two quarters of the current financial year, with larger cabin jet
sales and prices holding up better than smaller jets. The
indicators for recovery are starting to show but even if this is
not a true rebound, business has certainly resumed. Western
economies are still struggling to recover but other regions are
active including India, South America, Asia - and the Middle East,
where we have an advantage because of our military heritage and
established reputation, through the Dassault Mirage fighter jets
that are operated in some GCC countries."
Source: John Rosanvallon, president and
CEO of Dassault Falcon, in comments as to how his company
feels that the Middle East market for business jets is beginning to
show signs of recovery as confidence starts to return. Dassault has
a growing fleet of Falcon business jets in the region, which it
plans to grow by 30 per cent over the next three years, thanks to a
solid aircraft order book from regional buyers.
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