Dassault Aviation at the 2023 Paris Air Show

Dassault Aviation is proud to present its dual civil/military know-how to professionals and the general public at the 54th edition of Paris Air Show taking place at Paris-Le Bourget Airport from 19 to 25 June 2023.

Dassault Aviation’s stand is displaying models of its aircraft under a giant video screen. A “Rafale Experience” area will enable visitors to experience a flight in virtual reality.

The static display will showcase the Rafale, Falcon 8X, 6X and 2000LXS, as well as full-scale models of the NGF and the Falcon 10X cabin. The Falcons presented at the show will fly with blends containing 30% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF); The Falcons will be able to fly with 50% blends as soon as they become available; the 10X will be the first 100%- compatible Falcon.

The static display also features a building dedicated to Dassault Aviation’s collaborative air combat solutions and customer support services.

The Rafale will be demonstrated in flight by the French Air and Space Force, and the Falcon 6X by our test pilots.

Dassault Aviation will be taking part in the 5th edition of “L’Avion des Métiers” (Careers Plane) and in the “L’Aéro Recrute” recruitment operation; an HR reception desk will be permanently available on our stand. People interested in aeronautical professions will be able to attend demonstrations and directly consider career opportunities with Dassault’s engineers, technicians, master craftsmen and HR managers. In 2023, Dassault Aviation will be recruiting 1,000 employees in all fields: design, production, support, digital, etc.

Dassault Aviation will also be present at the Paris Air Lab, an exploration area dedicated to innovation, where the company’s specialists will be exhibiting work relating to decarbonized air transport and 4.0 production methods.

Finally, Dassault Aviation be welcoming to the show the partners it supports as part of its social commitments:

  • “Elles bougent”, an association that encourages girls to take up technical and scientific careers
  • “Féminisons les métiers de l’aéronautique et du spatial”, a coordinating body for companies in the sector committed to promoting gender mix
  • “Hanvol”, an association co-founded by Dassault Aviation to support the retraining of disabled people in the aeronautical sector.

Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, said: “This 54th Paris Air Show will illustrate how we are looking to the future of our two main activities: military aviation, which defends our country and its allies, and contributes to France’s sovereignty and Europe’s strategic autonomy; and business aviation, which connects companies with ever greater efficiency, safety and control of its environmental footprint, thanks in particular to SAF.”

“Le Bourget is also the place to celebrate the remarkable passion for aeronautics shown by the French people for over a century. We’re delighted to welcome back the general public, whose interest in our industry is as strong as ever,” Trappier added.

With over 10,000 military and civil aircraft (including 2,700 Falcons) delivered in more than 90 countries over the last century, Dassault Aviation has built up expertise recognized worldwide in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, ranging from the Rafale fighter, to the high-end Falcon family of business jets, military drones and space systems.

In 2022, Dassault Aviation reported revenues of €6.9 billion. The company has 12,700 employees.

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