PARIS (Reuters) - France's Dassault Aviation <AVMD. PA>, 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)