$100 million expansion announced by Dessault Falcon Jet in Little Rock

(Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks at a news conference on Tuesday, Dec. 12, announcing the expansion of the Dassault Falcon Jet facility in Little Rock. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)


A $100 million expansion of the Dassault Falcon Jet plant in Little Rock, Arkansas was announced this week, a move that will increase the employment by 800 workers.

Located at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, the plant already has nearly 1,400 workers making Falcon 6X business jets.

Dassault plans to make the improvements and employment additions by the end of 2034, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. It also means the company will lease more land, bringing its total to nearly 159 acres.

The Dassault Falcon Jet operations total 1.2 million square feet.

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders attributed the Dassault decision with her trip this summer to the Paris Air Show where she met with Dassault CEO CEO Thierry Betbeze.

“Since aerospace happens to be Arkansas’ largest export, totaling more than $1 billion, I knew it was important for Arkansas to have a strong presence there,” Sanders told the crowd gathered for the announcement.