Dassault Aviation Group announced that in 2015, 45 Falcon were ordered and 20 Falcon Netjets were cancelled, compared to 90 Falcon ordered in 2014. After a growth of the Falcon activity in 2014, the economic environment, especially in emerging countries, strongly impacted the group’s prospects and customers.
48 Rafale Export were ordered following the coming into force of the contracts signed with Egypt (24 Rafale) and Qatar (24 Rafale). The success of the Rafale on the export market and its deployment in numerous theatres of operations by the French Air Force and the French Navy confirmed Rafale’s intrinsic qualities.
Deliveries in Units
55 new Falcon were delivered in 2015, compared to 66 in 2014. While the group expected 65 Falcon deliveries in 2015, it had to face the weakening of the order intake.
8 Rafale (5 to France and 3 to Egypt) were delivered in 2015 in accordance with Dassault’s forecasts, compared to 11 Rafale France in 2014.
Furthermore, delivery of works performed for the Indian Mirage 2000 modernization program and for the F3 Rafale retrofit have continued. The two last maritime surveillance Falcon 50 (Falcon SURMAR) were also delivered to the French Defense Procurement Agency during 2015.
Backlog in Units
As of 31 December 2015, the consolidated backlog includes 91 Falcon and 83 Rafale (38 France and 45 Export), compared to 121 Falcon and 43 Rafale France as of 31 December 2014.
The DASSAULT AVIATION Group will release its 2015 sales on 26 February 2016.