Dassault Aviation has joined the burgeoning aircraft-fractional-ownership market with the $500 million sale of 24 Falcon 2000 business jets to Montvale, New Jersey-based Executive Jet Aviation (EJA) for the NetJets programme (Flight International, 19-25 November).

EJA will take delivery of the first ten-passenger Falcon 2000s in the first quarter of 1999. The business jet rounds out the NetJets family, which also includes the Boeing Business Jet, the Cessna Citation, the Gulfstream IV and the Raytheon Hawker.

EJA has ordered 250 new aircraft worth $3.2 billion in the past three years as it expands towards a globally available NetJets programme covering the USA, Europe and, eventually, the Middle East and Asia. It is adding three to four aircraft a month to its portfolio.

Source: Flight International