Dassault Avation reported non-audited orders and deliveries for Rafale combat aircraft and Falcon business aircraft in 2016.
The company booked orders for 36 Rafales under the contract with India, compared to 48 aircraft ordered in 2015 (24 each for Egypt and Qatar).
The Rafale orders helped to compensate for continued weakness in the corporate jet market. A total of 33 Falcons were ordered in 2016, and 12 Falcon 5Xs were cancelled, compared to 45 Falcons ordered and 20 Falcon Netjets cancelled in 2015.
Nine Rafales were delivered during the year (six to France and three to Egypt), in line with the company’s forecast. This is one more than the eight Rafales delivered the previous year (five to France and three to Egypt).
In 2016, the company also delivered to France two Navy Rafales retrofitted to the F3 standard.
Falcon deliveries totalled 49 aircraft, just one less than the forecast total of 50, compared to 55 bizjets delivered in 2015.
As of 31st December, the company’s consolidated backlog included 110 Rafales (32 for France and 78 for export customers) and 63 Falcons, compared with 83 Rafales (38 for France and 45 for export) and 91 Falcons as of 31st December 2015.
Full-year annual results and deliveries guidance will be released on 8th March.