Dassault celebrates one year of Falcon 8X service with Russian operators

posted on 10th September 2018 by Omar

Dassault Aviation will showcase its Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet and the latest version of its Falcon 900LX large-cabin long range Falcon business jet at this year’s edition of the Russian Business Aviation Exhibit (RUBAE), which opens on September 12 at the Vnukovo 3 business aviation complex.

The 6,450 nm/11,945 km Falcon 8X has been in service in Russia for more than a year and has earned universal praise for its exceptional combination of performance, efficiency and its ultra-comfortable cabin—the quietest in business aviation.

The Falcon 900LX on display is a new modernized version featuring the latest upgrades in flight technology and a re-designed interior with contemporary styling and optimized sound proofing.

Dassault will also be leveraging RUBAE 2018 to highlight its new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twin, due to enter service in 2022.

The 5,500 nm/10,186 km 6X will feature a cabin six feet, six inches (1.98 m) high and 8 feet 6 inches (2.58 m) wide — the highest and widest in a purpose built business jet. The aircraft will be able to link Moscow directly to New York or Singapore at Mach .85.

“The Russian business aviation market remains active and Falcon sales have been solid, especially for three-engine models like the popular Falcon 7X and Falcon 900LX and the new Falcon 8X, which will set a new benchmark in the ultra-long range segment,” said Gilles Gautier, Vice President, Falcon Sales for Dassault Aviation.

“Equipped with innovative options, notably our revolutionary FalconEye combined enhanced/synthetic vision system and our new FalconConnect high speed connectivity option recently introduced in partnership with Honeywell — the 8X is expected to sell as well in the region as the Falcon 7X.”

“But we also expect strong demand for our new Falcon 6X, which will be the most modern, spacious and versatile twin in its class and offer the most advanced digital flight control system on the market,” continued Gautier.

“Our current Falcon 2000 twins, with their unparalleled short field capability, are already proving popular with Russian operators.”