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Paris 2011: Fix in Hand for Falcon 7X Trim Fault

 - June 19, 2011, 8:12 PM

A fix has been designed and certified for the runaway elevator trim control that was experienced by a Falcon 7X in late May. Dassault chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne said the aircraft was grounded by EASA at Dassault’s behest. “We immediately mobilized all the resources at our disposal to identify the cause of this malfunction and develop a solution,” he said. The long-range business jet’s fly-by-wire system was not to blame, he continued.

All 112 aircraft in the fleet must be modified at the company’s maintenance centers, but the first few have already been done, he added. Additional layers of protection have been added to the pitch trim system, a company statement added.