04.03.2015 Dassault Aviation
Wednesday, March 4th, the French President visited the Mérignac Dassault Aviation site where he was welcomed by Eric Trappier, Serge Dassault, Charles Edelstenne and Olivier Dassault.
Accompanied by Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Defence Minister, François Hollande was notably shown the Rafale production line as well as the latest technological innovations in terms of support.
The head of state, also Chief of the French Armed Forces, gave a speech to the staff, local dignitaries, military authorities and the press.
François Hollande then met with engineers, foremen and workers.
Speaking just a few days after signing the first Rafale export contract, this unprecedented event for the company represents an exceptional new moment in the history of Dassault Aviation.