During an air show at BA106 Bordeaux-Mérignac on May 14, Dassault’s CEO Eric Trappier talked about the Rafale to the local Sud-Ouest newspaper. Dassault has sold the Rafale to three customers thus far (24 to Egypt, 36 to India and 24 to Qatar). Trappier explained that the fourth would probably be signed in 2018. According to Trappier, there are current negotiations with Malaysia for about 18 aircraft and negotiations with India for a second contract. He also mentioned a potential contract for 57 Rafale Ms for the Indian Navy.