Dassault Plans To Launch Another Falcon Next Year

 - November 19, 2013, 12:12 PM

Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled Falcon 5X, Dassault will make another addition to the Falcon line of business jets and an announcement can be expected next year, Dassault Falcon Jet president and CEO John Rosanvallon told AIN yesterday at the Dubai Airshow. The addition will come at the top of the product line, he said, without revealing further details. Rosanvallon did say it will not replace an existing product.

Dassault’s current flagship, the Falcon 7X, entered service in 2007 and “is still in the first part of its service life,” he said. “Most of our programs live between 20 and 30 years and sell 500 examples.” The company has sold two hundred 7Xs and its delivery backlog stands near 50.

The new top-of-the-line aircraft will bring the Falcon offering to six jets and will be priced above the $52 million Falcon 7X. The list price of the under-development Falcon 5X is $45 million, while the other models span from the $26 million Falcon 2000S to the $30 million Falcon 2000LXS to the $40 million Falcon 900LX.