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Dassault's Ragale at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget in 2015
French plane-maker Dassault saw its orders soar by 113 percent in 2015 thanks to exports of the Rafale fighter jet and delivery of Mirage 2000s to India. The group, which celebrates the centenary of aircraft production this year, saw profits rise 21 percent to 482 million euros.
Slowdown in emerging economies meant that Dassault Aviation sold fewer Falcon business jets - with orders halved - but demand for warplanes really took off.
Exports made up 96 per cent of the company's 9.88-billion-euro order book, up from 4.6 billion euros in 2014, and 83 percent of its turnover, which rose 13.5 percent to 4.17 billion euros.