The Dassault Aviation and Reliance Aerospace joint venture will soon deliver its first cockpit front section of Falcon 2000 series made at the Indian facility.
“This cockpit delivered to the Falcon final assembly line in France illustrates Dassault Aviation’s determination to build up an Indian aerospace manufacturing eco-system, matching the highest standards in this field and positioning India as an international reference in the global aerospace market,” says Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The first Falcon 2000 cockpit comes out of the joint venture Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) facility at Mihan, in western Nagpur town and will be displayed on Dassault Aviation’s booth during the Aero India Air show in Bangalore from February 20th to 24th.
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, Trappier says.
“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,” he adds.
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, Trappier adds.