Deliveries and Certifications Ramping Up for Dassault Aviation’s New Falcon 8X

December 7, 2016 (Beijing, China): Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 8X has earned two additional certifications since entering service two months ago.

 

The new type approvals – from Brazil and the UAE – follow certification by the U.S. FAA and the EASA in June. Others, including China, are expected shortly. 

 

The first aircraft was handed to Greek operator AMJet Executive at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac facility on October 5. The 6,450 nm/11,945 km Falcon 8X is also on track for additional deliveries to operators in a dozen countries, from China, the U.S. and Europe, to Brazil, the UAE and India, in the coming months.

 

As demonstrated during round the world trials earlier this year, the 8X comes to the market fully mature for service introduction. A few key performance parameters, such as take off distance and cabin noise, have even surpassed design objectives. In fact, the noise insulation improvements engineered into the 8X make it even quieter than the Falcon 7X, the quietest business jet currently in operation.

 

In addition to the quietest cabin and the most advanced digital flight control system in business aviation, the 8X features the largest selection of standard cabin configurations of any large business jet. It will be available with a wide range of options, including an onboard shower and Dassault’s new FalconEye Combined Vision System, the first Head Up Display to combine synthetic and enhanced vision capabilities.

 

It will also come with a new integrated Electronic Flight Bag solution named Falcon Sphere II. This new solution will greatly reduce the time and effort necessary to prepare and manage business jet missions.

 

Derived from the popular Falcon 7X, the Falcon 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin of any Falcon, allowing it to fly from Beijing to New York, Hong Kong to London or Los Angeles to Moscow nonstop. It will also share the 7X’s exceptional operating economy and short-field performance.

 

A Product Support Program Geared to Ensuring Smooth Entry-Into-Service

Several years of continuous investment in the Dassault Falcon customer service network in China have led to a sizeable increase in customer support activity, bringing significant added value to Chinese operators and transient customers.  Investments include opening of a local customer service headquarters in Beijing and the introduction of an onsite flight dispatcher training and jump seat support program.  Previously, Dassault established Dassault Falcon Services-Shanghai, a joint-venture with Shanghai Hawker Pacific.

 

Falcon 8X operators benefit from a full package of services put together by Dassault’s global product support organization to assist them in taking delivery of their new Falcon. The service package is customized to individual operator needs and starts well before the aircraft arrives in customer hands.

 

Prior to delivery, pilot and maintenance crews are given a full entry-into-service briefing on the new Falcon jet, tailored to the aircraft type and level of the operator’s Falcon experience. Flight crew training is conducted by Dassault partner, FlightSafety International, on a new-generation, full flight simulator inaugurated in mid-September at the Falcon Training Center in Paris/Le Bourget. Cabin crews and passengers can follow one-day familiarization sessions – tailored to individual aircraft operating requirements – offered in cooperation with Aircare FACTS Training International.

 

Following delivery, the customer can make use of Dassault’s pilot operator support services to smooth entry-into-service. These services include dispatching Dassault test pilots, operational pilots or support engineers to the operator’s premises to provide support during initial flights or assist crews with special mission requirements.

 

Throughout the life of the aircraft, customers can rely on Dassault’s worldwide network of maintenance, repair and overhaul centers, spare parts depots and GoTeams. The network includes factory-owned MRO facilities in Le Bourget, Little Rock, Reno, Nevada, Wilmington, Delaware and Sorocaba Brazil; 45 regional authorized service centers; 16 spares facilities and FalconResponse, the company’s comprehensive portfolio of Aircraft On Ground services that includes the industry’s first alternative lift offering. 

 

Notes for Editors

 

Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets, which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation, and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

 

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,400 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to

its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X.

 

About Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North and South America.