"Our customers are very active; the market isn’t flat in terms of discussions, it is flat in terms of placing orders,” Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier says. He is talking about Falcon business jets. For at least 15 years, his statement could have been about the Rafale fighter. Dassault, which traces its roots to an innovative propeller designed by its founder, Marcel Dassault, in 1916, has kept the strong corporate culture of a family-run business ...


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