Nagpur. 07 February 2019 . The first cockpit front section of Falcon 2000 series produced by Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) in its manufacturing facility at MIHAN, Nagpur, is ready to be handed-over to Dassault Aviation. This first front section is to be delivered to Dassault Aviation’s Falcon final assembly line in France.
“This cockpit delivered to Dassault Aviation from our Nagpur facility brightly illustrates the ambitions we have with and for India. We are totally committed to produce in India, to develop a self-reliant Indian aerospace industrial ecosystem and to demonstrate competitiveness, quality and safety highest standards. I am determined to make a success of our total involvement in what will be a long-term industrial establishment in India and which will contribute to turn the “Make in India” and “Skill India” initiatives into proven and fruitful benefits for the people of India.” declared Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
This is a new step in Dassault Aviation’s setting-up in India, comforting its decision to invest in India for the future and in its commitment to the “Make in India” initiative. It demonstrates the company’s determination to establish in India state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with cutting edge technologies as well as best-in-class international aeronautical standards in terms of efficiency in production and competitiveness.
The coaching and training of skilled Indian teams have made the manufacturing of this Falcon master piece exemplary and Dassault Aviation’s dedication to the “Skill India” initiative an accomplishment to be pursued.
In parallel, larger infrastructures are being developed and will soon be completed allowing the ramp-up of DRAL capabilities toward the taking-off of an entire Falcon 2000 fully manufactured and assembled in India.
This first massive Falcon 2000 cockpit comes out of the DRAL facility at MIHAN, Nagpur and will be displayed on Dassault Aviation’s booth during the Aero India Air show in Bangalore from February 20th to 24th.