Dassault Rolls Out Milestone Falcon 7X

 - August 4, 2012, 2:45 AM

The 200th Falcon 7X rolled off the production line at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac production facility in southern France on July 9, and the aircraft has since entered the final cabin completion process. “We are especially proud of this milestone,” said Dassault Falcon president and CEO John Rosanvallon. “The 7X is clearly the best seller in the current Falcon family and remains one of the most sought-after jets in itscategory.”

To date, Dassault Falcon has delivered more than 150 fully outfitted Falcon 7Xs, while another 80 are in various stages of production or cabin completion. The Falcon 7X fleet has logged more than 130,000 flight hours since the first aircraft entered service in 2007 and is in operation in 32 countries.

Rosanvallon said that in the five years since the business jet entered service, Dassault has developed dozens of new options that give customers a “wide range of desirable features.” In particular, the company has focused on developing features that increase cabin comfort, including a recently added option for a shower aboard the trijet. A BMW-designed interior option, launched in 2009, introduced subtle curves throughout the interior, creating better flow and visually expanding thecabin.

Dassault has also incorporated new features as standard equipment since entry into service, such as a Rockwell Collins cabin entertainment system equipped with an interactive 3-D moving map and an audio-video on demand system that was first installed on a customer 7X inMay.