PARIS (Reuters) - France's Dassault Aviation (PAR:AM), which makes Rafale warplanes, confirmed its forecast for higher full-year revenue and an increase in deliveries of its Falcon luxury jets.
Third-quarter sales rose 29 percent to 762 million euros (643 million pounds), for a 3 percent increase in the first nine months of the year, Dassault said in a statement on Thursday.
Dassault said it expects to deliver around 70 Falcon jets this year, up from 66 in 2012, as well as 11 Rafale fighters.
"(Full-year) net sales should be higher than 2012 net sales," Dassault said. "The 'shutdown' in the United States might, however, impact these forecasts."
The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default.
(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Blaise Robinson)