Dassault will showcase a Falcon Line at ABACE 2019
Dassault Aviation will showcase its advanced Falcon 8X ultra-long-range aircraft at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The exhibit, which opens on April 16 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, will also feature the 8X's popular Falcon 7X sibling.
Dassault will also actively promote its new Falcon 6X ultra-widebody twinjet, which is on track for certification and initial deliveries in 2022. The 5,500 nm/10,186 km 6X will be the most spacious, modern and versatile in its class.
We wanted to push the boundaries even further with this new aircraft to provide the best possible flight experience using modern aviation know-how,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “The Falcon 6X will give you a combination of range, comfort, and features that no other business jet can match with a large cabin, ensuring fully mature systems and a proven powerplant.
China is one of the hottest markets for the Falcon 8X and 7X, which together represent nearly 80% of the 50-plus Falcons currently in service in the country.
Chinese customers appreciate the unparalleled safety, state-of-the-art technology, and cabin comfort – particularly the smooth, quiet flight and seamless in-flight connectivity – offered by the Falcon 8X and 7X, qualities that will also be featured in the Falcon 6X," adds Mr. Trappier. "With the Asia-Pacific market showing signs of expansion and China's Belt and Road Initiative underway, we have an increasingly optimistic outlook for the years ahead.
The 8X Super Range is the flagship of the Dassault Falcon business jet line. As commented in the company, this is an amazingly fast aircraft, capable of flying at a speed of 0.9 Mach to a distance of up to 11,945 km without refuelling. At the same time, improved wing design and a new powerplant make a business jet 35% more economical than any other ultra-long-range aircraft of this type.
The 5,950 nm/11,020 km Falcon 7X can connect Shanghai directly with destinations throughout the Asia-Pacific region as well as with most of Europe and the Western United States.
The company currently has an Authorized Service Center in Shanghai that offers a full range of MRO services – from A and B checks through heavy maintenance – for all in-production Falcon models registered in China, Hong Kong, Macau, several other Asia-Pacific countries, the U.S. and Europe
We are committed to doing whatever we can to provide the best possible product support," said Kathy Liu, Dassault Aviation Director of Customer Support for Asia-Pacific. "Whether improving or expanding support infrastructure or offering new support solutions, our mission is to continually maximize the value of Falcon aircraft and optimize the customer experience.
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