FAA OKs Falcon 7X for Steep Approaches

Aviation International News » September 2009
August 25, 2009, 11:00 AM

Dassault Falcon received FAA approval that allows the Falcon 7X to perform steep approaches using slopes of up to six degrees. This approval allows suitably certified U.S.-based Falcon 7X operators to fly directly into London City Airport, Lugano Airport in Switzerland and other airfields that require steep-approach landings. “Business aviation
is all about the need for efficiency and access to hard-to-reach places, and an airport like London City combines the two,” said Dassault Falcon president and CEO John Rosanvallon. “Direct access to this important financial center is sure to benefit our U.S.-based Falcon 7X customers, allowing them to be in meetings moments after landing.” The 7X was first granted steep-approach certification from the EASA and received full EASA approval for flights into London City in February.

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