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Dassault Falcon hosts Awards Ceremony for the Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund

June 16, 2009 – On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, Dassault Falcon hosted the 23rd annual awards ceremony for the Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund.

June 16, 2009  By Administrator

June 16, 2009 – On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, Dassault Falcon hosted the 23rd annual awards ceremony for the Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund.

The fund was established in 1986, and has provided more than $124,000 in scholarship awards to nearly 150 individual students. Sponsors who donate to the fund include a number of the nearly 70 companies based at Teterboro Airport, as well as donations from
off-airport companies, suppliers and private individuals.

One of the goals of the fund, according to John Panarello, Co-Chairman of the scholarship committee, is to help inform young people about the numerous career opportunities in aviation, which extend well beyond those most people are familiar with, such as air traffic management and piloting. Teterboro Airport community to award numerous scholarships to local high school graduates aspiring to pursue higher learning in aviation, engineering, and related fields of study.

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be in the top 25% of their class and intend to pursue a two or four year college program in aviation/aerospace or one of a number of related fields, such as math, science and engineering.


This year, nine scholarships of $1,500 each were awarded to students representing 14 different towns in the surrounding area. Also, present at the ceremony were the mayor of Moonachie, Deputy Mayor of Hackensack and a representative from the Bergen County Executive’s Office. The awards ceremony provides an opportunity for people from local communities to see first-hand the environmental and safety initiatives of Teterboro Airport, which employs approximately 1,200 people.

Mauricio Delgado, one of this year’s scholarship recipients, is a graduate of Teaneck High School and is going on to science and pre-med studies at Essex County Community College. “I’m really grateful for this opportunity,” said Delgado. “As a student it’s always good to have some help.”

Dassault Falcon has hosted the Teterboro Airport Community Benefit Fund awards ceremony for three consecutive years and has been a major contributor to the fund since 2001.

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across 5 continents. Dassault Aviation produces the renowned Mirage and Rafale fighter jets as well as a complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on both continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 1950 Falcon jets have been delivered to more than 65 countries worldwide.


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