Dassault has received a memorandum of understanding (MoU) from China's Minsheng Financial Leasing for ten Falcon 7X and ten Falcon 2000S business jets which it hopes will be converted into a firm order "soon." The deal follows an order from Minsheng earlier this year for five Falcon 7Xs - some of which have been delivered.

Dassault Falcon president John Rosanvallon said this morning: "Our Chinese story began two years ago and the success we have had in the region has really taken us by surprise. In 2011, China looks set to be our largest market, primarily driven by the country's entrepreneurs who have discovered the value of business aviation."

Source: Flight Daily News