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Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation
Company nameDassault Aviation
Company typePublic (Euronext - AM)
Dassault Group & EADS
IndustryAerospace & Defence
HeadquartersParis, France
Key peopleCharles Edelstenne (Chairman and CEO)
Serge Dassault (Honorary Chairman)
ProductsCivil aircraft
Military aircraft
Revenue-3.75 Billion (2008)
Operating income-434 million (2008)
Net income- 373 million (2008)
Employees12,438 (2008)

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Dassault Aviation (-frdaso; Euronext - AM) is a French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group.

It was founded in 1930 by Marcel Bloch as Société des Avions Marcel Bloch or "MB". After World War II, Marcel Bloch changed his name to Marcel Dassault, and the name of the company was changed to Avions Marcel Dassault on 20 December 1947. In 1971, Dassault acquired Breguet, forming Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation (AMD-BA). In 1990, the company was renamed Dassault Aviation.

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