Dassault is world-renowned for its importance in the French military aircraft industry, a long tale of obstacles overcome. Having refused to cooperate with the occupying forces during World War II, Mr. Dassault (then Mr. Bloch) was imprisoned at Buchenwald for the remainder of the war, nearly dying of diphtheria in the process. The experience did not stop the founder of the company from regrouping his former colleagues in 1945 and resuming business.
This brand of integrity and sheer will is what built Dassault, and continues to build it today. While always at the forefront of the development of innovative military technology, Dassault is a major player on the business jet market. With its Falcon line, the company goes out of its way to provide what many companies cannot – whether it is the comfort, the performance or the innovation.