Dassault Aviation reports lower sales

 27 Jul 2014 - 0:09

FROM LEFT: Dassault Systemes Chairman Charles Edelstenne, Dassault Aviation Chief Operating Officer Loïk Segalen, French UMP political party member and Chairman and CEO of Groupe Dassault Holding Serge Dassault and Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier at the Dassault Aviation’s first-half results presentation in Saint Cloud near Paris. Dassault Aviation reported lower sales and operating profit due to weaker Falcon business jet deliveries and high R&D costs, but said it hoped to reach a long-awaited deal to sell 126 Rafale combat jets to India as quickly as possible.