LITTLE ROCK – Governor Mike Beebe today announced that Dassault Falcon will further expand its business-jet completion center in Little Rock, already the largest of its kind on the world.
The 116,000-square-foot expansion results from the growing demand for Dassault Falcon jets. Dassault is in the midst of hiring 200 additional Little Rock employees over the next two years to meet the increased production demand. The new jobs will pay an average of $20 an hour.
“Good relationships with existing businesses create good jobs in Arkansas,” Beebe said. “Little Rock’s history of working cooperatively with Dassault Falcon has led to a world-class facility here that continues to grow and provide opportunities for Arkansans.”
The $20-million expansion will include a new paint facility, warehouse expansion, new engineering facilities and additions to Dassault’s flight-test line. After completion of the work, the Little Rock Dassault facility will cover approximately 820,000 square feet.
“Since coming to Little Rock, Dassault Falcon has been an outstanding corporate citizen,” said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. “On behalf of our citizens, I want to thank Dassault for their continued commitment to, and investment in, the City of Little Rock.”