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Dassault Aviation keeps 2019 targets as profits rise

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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Dassault Aviation <AVMD.PA> maintained its 2019 targets for plane deliveries and higher net sales on Wednesday, as it posted a rise in profits for the first half of the year.

The maker of Rafale warplanes and Falcon business jets said its adjusted operating income for the first six months of the year stood at 250 million euros ($278.6 million), up from 111 million euros a year ago.

Adjusted net income rose 54% to 286 million euros. Net sales rose to 3.06 billion euros, up from 1.71 billion euros a year ago.

(Reporting by Sarah White; Editing by Leigh Thomas)

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