Strategy: Interview with the Chairman and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer
Shareholding Structure and Organization Chart
10 2019 Consolidated Financial and Operating Highlights
12 Business Model
35 Corporate Social Responsibility
43 Civil and Military Aircraft
53 Dassault Aviation Worldwide
Welcome Aboard 2019-2020
Dassault Aviation is a French aerospace company that shapes the future by designing and building military aircraft, business jets and space systems.
Falcon jets in service
ﬁghter aircraft in service
employees, of which 76% in France
Leader on the New Generation Fighter developed within the joint European program FCAS (Future Combat Air System)
Designer and builder of the Rafale multirole ﬁghter, capable of handling all types of missions for both air forces and naval air arms
Designer of the nEUROn combat drone, built by a European partnership
Designer and builder of the Falcon family of business jets, recognized for their handling qualities, operational ﬂexibility, low fuel consumption and innovative solutions
Designer and builder of special Falcons for maritime surveillance, intelligence or medical evacuation missions
The hub of a strategic industrial network comprising hundreds of companies in France and international markets
Core shareholder in Thales
Expertise in a number of technologies that are key to strategic autonomy
Pioneer in digital technologies and behind Catia™,
the 3D CAD/CAM system that has become a global standard
Creator of more than 100 prototypes in the last century, with over 10,000 aircraft delivered to 90 countries
Welcome Aboard 2019-2020
Interview with the Chairman and CEO
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dassault Aviation Group (pictured here with Florence Parly, French Armed Forces Minister, during her visit to our headquarters
in Saint-Cloud on May 15, 2020 - see p. 5)
June 30, 2020
This Welcome Aboard is being released at a critical time…
We are in the midst of a global Covid crisis. However, we were determined not to forego this opportunity to report on our activities, especially since 2019 was such a busy year.
The crisis has had far-reaching consequences in terms of public health and an unexpected impact on health care systems. My thoughts go out to those affected by the disease and to the medical staff who have taken care of them with admirable dedication; we have endeavored to help them by putting our resources at their disposal: transporting health care personnel in Falcon business jets, manufacturing visors, delivering meals, and so on.
We are facing a very serious economic crisis. Beginning in April, on the recommendation of the Board, we suspended our 2020 guidance and, in agreement with our shareholders, we have not paid out any dividends for 2019; I would like to thank the Dassault family for their support in this regard - they have once again risen to the occasion to meet this historic challenge. As a member of Gifas, we also took part in the negotiations that led to the support plan for the aeronautics industry launched by the French government at the beginning of June.
How did you manage operations during the health crisis?
We maintained our core activities: supporting our customers; maintaining the operational capability of the French Air Force both at home and in operational theaters; pursuing priority projects; delivering aircraft; maintaining certain core skills, tools and facilities both in-house and in terms of our supply chain. This scaled-back business continuity was introduced in consultation with employee representatives and once the necessary health procedures had been put in place. At the beginning of June, we began the process of resuming normal operations.
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