Dassault Falcon Jet Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago, on December 1, 1972, executives from Pan American Airways and Dassault Aviation signed an agreement to form what is today Dassault Falcon Jet Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation.

The partnership with Pan American, the launch customer for the Falcon 20, was formed to help accelerate expansion of the United States market, the world’s largest. “The history of Dassault Falcon Jet is quite remarkable. Some of the most recognized names in aviation have their history intertwined with ours,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet Corp and Executive Vice President of Dassault Aviation. “Charles Lindbergh and Juan Trippe launched Pan American Business Jets with the Falcon 20. Fred Smith launched FedEx with a fleet of Falcons. The United States Coast Guard ushered in the age of jet powered search-and-rescue airplanes with the Falcon.” Today, over 2,200 Falcons have been delivered, with over 1,100 of those based in the United States.

Source/Author: Dassault Aviation