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Dassault plans business-jet manufacturing in India on Modi's push

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  1. Ryuzaki

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    Dassault Aviation SA, the French maker of Rafale fighter jets, may build its business aircraft in India, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to encourage local manufacturing.

    Building the FalconBSE 0.00 % 2000 planes in India would cut costs while ensuring quality and execution that meets standards, Chief Executive Officer Eric Trappier said in an interview on the sidelines of the National Business Aviation Association's annual conference in Las Vegas. The move will also give the company a competitive edge, he said, without elaborating.

    "We really want to do something which is a real industrial cooperation in India," Trappier said. "We are starting a big partnership."

    Should Dassault start manufacturing the Falcon 2000 locally, it would provide a fillip to Modi's flagship "Make in India" program that aims to lure foreign companies and create Indian jobs, one of his key campaign platforms. Lagging behind China in manufacturing for decades, the $2.3 trillion economy is trying to narrow the gap with its giant neighbor, which successfully tested its first home-made commercial passenger jet this year.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/61021882.cms
     
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    Presuming the business jets will be purchased and operated in India, the government needs to assure that ATC and airports can handle an increase air traffic. Plus, facilities need to be provided that enable business jets to take off at a moments notice, not days as it does now.
     
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    Good point.

    Could you walk members through the permission application procedure?
     
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    Don't want to sound like I am throwing cold water on your parade, but this Dassault move may just be an eyewash helping Modi Govt. propaganda and Dassault PR.

    Business jet demand is down (and lukewarm) accounting on the fact that the market is flush with used jets and most operators don't plan on buying new jets in the BRIC market, the primary indicator of demand outside North America, which has 60% of demand.

    Now the Falcon 2000 also has a Maritime Reconnaissance version for coast guard duties, your coast guard could buy those. That plane also has an ELINT version, which the South Koreans operate, among other govts.
     
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    Dassault plans business-jet manufacturing in India on Modi's push
    Bloomberg|
    Oct 10, 2017, 07.13 PM IST
    By Thomas Black

    Dassault Aviation SA, the French maker of Rafale fighter jets, may build its business aircraft in India, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to encourage local manufacturing.

    Building the Falcon 2000 planes in India would cut costs while ensuring quality and execution that meets standards, Chief Executive Officer Eric Trappier said in an interview on the sidelines of the National Business Aviation Association's annual conference in Las Vegas. The move will also give the company a competitive edge, he said, without elaborating.

    "We really want to do something which is a real industrial cooperation in India," Trappier said. "We are starting a big partnership."

    The Paris-based company wants to deepen its ties with the South Asian country after it bid for a defense contract worth $11 billion to supply 126 Rafale aircraft and eventually won an order for only 36 planes last year. India had initially agreed to buy all the 126 jets under a long-delayed deal, even mandating Dassault to build some of them locall ..

    Should Dassault start manufacturing the Falcon 2000 locally, it would provide a fillip to Modi's flagship "Make in India" program that aims to lure foreign companies and create Indian jobs, one of his key campaign platforms. Lagging behind China in manufacturing for decades, the $2.3 trillion economy is trying to narrow the gap with its giant neighbor, which successfully tested its first home-made commercial passenger jet this year

    After Modi decided to opt for fewer Rafale jets from Dassault in 2016 -- all of them imports -- the main opposition Congress party criticized his move saying his call for "Make in India" sounded hollow.
     
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    As for the corporate jets, why is India messing with Dassault, to achieve what?

     
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    Would anyone explain what this 'manav' is trying to say?
     
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    He's Kejriwal ka reporter & trying to spread Propaganda. :agree: Everything is Mudis fault, Mudi should resign. :p:
     
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    At least him blaming Modi makes sense.
    I actually couldn't make any sense of that particular post make by that 'manav'.
     
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    For Manav et al Aaptards: Mudi buying 36 Rafael Aircraft is Scam. Must be pointing out Mudi's another Scam with Dassault. :)