Dassault Falcon 50

November 25, 2009 - 3:58am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Premier Aircraft’s 50Dash4 upgrade of the Falcon 50. Premier Aircraft received FAA certification of the
50Dash4 performance upgrade in 2007, and the EASA certification means that owners of Falcon 50s registered outside the U.S. can now have the modification done.

November 24, 2009 - 8:13am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Premier Aircraft’s 50Dash4 upgrade of the Falcon 50. Premier Aircraft received FAA certification of the
50Dash4 performance upgrade in 2007, and the EASA certification means that owners of Falcon 50s registered outside the U.S. can now have the modification done.

October 28, 2009 - 10:48am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Premier Aircraft’s 50Dash4 upgrade of the Falcon 50. Premier Aircraft is a maintenance and modification provider based in East Alton, Ill., and is jointly owned by Yankee Pacific Aerospace and West Star Aviation.

October 20, 2009 - 9:20am

Like other business jet OEMs, Dassault Falcon is suffering from the effects of the global downturn. But some parts of the world are rebounding faster than others, according to the French airframer. “Yes, the market has been challenging this past year, and we don’t expect any significant change until the middle of next year,” said Charles Edelstenne, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.

October 14, 2009 - 7:12am

John Rosanvallon, Dassault Falcon’s president and CEO, has worked at the company for 34 years. He began with the launch of the Falcon brand in the U.S. in the early 1970s and moved to Falcon Jet’s U.S. headquarters in Teterboro, N.J., in 1979, serving as assistant to the president, then as v-p of finance.

September 23, 2009 - 11:02am

The FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that would affect about 1,082 Falcons on the U.S. registry, namely the Dassault Falcon 10, Fan Jet Falcon, Mystere-Falcon 200, Mystere-Falcon 20-C5/-D5/-E5/-F5, Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX, Mystere-Falcon 50 and 900, and Falcon 900EX.

July 23, 2009 - 11:20am

Dassault Aviation this morning reported a negative order intake for the first half of this year due to Falcon business jet order cancellations. While the company logged €900 million ($1.28 billion) in Falcon sales in the first half, down slightly from the €1.1 billion ($1.56 billion) recorded in the same period last year, business jet order cancellations far exceeded sales.

June 16, 2009 - 11:32am

Dassault Aviation CEO Charles Edelstenne on Friday made it clear that all design choices for its next Falcon business jet, a super-midsize aircraft codenamed SMS, have been reopened–including the engine. Rolls-Royce had been selected two years ago to supply 10,000-pound-thrust-class RB282s for the new Falcon. It now appears that even such a key decision is being questioned. “In our design process, Phase A is that of outlines and architecture.

June 14, 2009 - 3:36am

Dassault Aviation CEO Charles Edelstenne on Friday made it clear that all design choices for its next Falcon business jet, a super-midsize aircraft codenamed SMS, have been reopened–including the engine. During a press conference at the company’s headquarters in Saint-Cloud, near Paris, Edelstenne also commented on the tricky economic situation, saying further layoffs might be decided by year-end.

June 3, 2009 - 6:31am

The Falcon 2000LX received EASA and FAA certification at the end of April, and deliveries began in May. The wingletted Falcon 2000LX offers 4,000 nm range and a 10- to 15-percent climb improvement over the 2000EX. The Aviation Partners winglets will also be available for retrofit, which requires “adding reinforcing straps on the upper and lower wing panels and servo actuator door to accommodate increased loads,” according to Dassault.

 
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