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New Rolls-Royce engine selected to power Dassault’s new super mid-size business jet


Rolls-Royce plc, a world-leading power systems and services company, announced today that it has been selected by Dassault Aviation to power the new Falcon super mid-size (SMS) business jet with a new engine in the 10,000 pound thrust range.

The engine, developed through the Rolls-Royce technology acquisition programmes, is the first of a new family of engines designed to meet the most stringent performance, reliability and environmental requirements of the corporate and regional aircraft marketplace.

This will be the first partnership between Rolls-Royce and Dassault in the business jet market. Rolls-Royce is the leading engine supplier in the sector, with a 34 per cent market share. Rolls-Royce engines power more than 3,000 corporate aircraft worldwide.

The total super mid-size business jet market for propulsion systems and services, in which the new Falcon will operate, is valued at US$40 billion over a 20-year period.

Charles Edelstenne, Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation said: “We are very happy to have Rolls-Royce as a partner on this programme and believe that the new combination of Dassault and Rolls-Royce will be a winning formula in the rapidly growing business jet market.”

Sir John Rose, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce, said: “This agreement marks an historic step in the development of our corporate aircraft engine business and further establishes Rolls-Royce as the leading supplier of engines and services to the corporate jet and regional airline markets. We are delighted to partner with Dassault, one of the world’s premier aerospace companies, and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”


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