Dassault Falcon 50

November 10, 2008 - 6:44am

New aircraft models generate lots of excitement and interest. But David Wyndham, vice president and co-owner of aircraft data company Conklin & de Decker, Orleans, Massachusetts, argues against buying any new model until all of its bugs have been identified and rectified.

“If you’re interested in the latest design, be patient and sign up for around serial number 75 or later,” Wyndham said. He cited five reasons for his advice:

October 6, 2008 - 2:03pm

Conceding that the market has suffered a “significant slowdown in the U.S. and Europe in the past few months,” Dassault chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne, speaking here at a breakfast gathering yesterday, noted nevertheless that the order book at Dassault Falcon remains “solid, with very few cancellations.” He said that the company has sold 500 aircraft worldwide over the past three years.

October 6, 2008 - 8:18am

Duncan Aviation (Booth No. 5100) has developed a new addition to its Duncan Design Collection–a shell kit for the Falcon 50EX, the first of which is currently being installed. The shell kit provides for 1.25-inch seated headroom increase, new LED (light-emitting diode) lighting, an oxygen delivery system upgrade and improved signage. The 50EX shell follows the successful Falcon 50 kit, of which 17 have been installed to date.

October 5, 2008 - 3:52pm

Dassault Falcon yesterday announced the long-anticipated upgrade to the Honeywell Primus Epic-based EASy (Enhanced Avionics System) flight deck: the EASy Phase II system with synthetic-vision system (SVS) technology.

October 2, 2008 - 5:35am

Sales of Dassault’s Falcon line held up well during the first half of this year, compensating for a dip on the military side of its business. Declining defense orders saw the French group’s sales for the first six months of this year down by almost 14 percent from last year’s first half figure of r1.79 billion to r1.54 billion ($2.28 billion).

October 1, 2008 - 11:00am

As more business jet buyers worry about the damage their airplanes are potentially causing the environment, French business jet maker Dassault is seeking ways to make future Falcons greener.

September 30, 2008 - 11:09am

Some outlines of Dassault’s future super-midsize Falcon, codenamed SMS, are beginning to emerge, although the French manufacturer said it has no plan to unveil the aircraft here. Nevertheless, among industry observers there is still plenty of speculation about price and cabin size.

September 30, 2008 - 11:04am

Some outlines of Dassault’s future super-midsize Falcon, codenamed SMS, are beginning to emerge, although the French manufacturer said it has no plan to unveil the aircraft here. Nevertheless, among industry observers there is still plenty of speculation about price and cabin size.

September 23, 2008 - 5:49am

Dassault Aviation and Unijet, two companies that have a long history at Paris Le Bourget, have been selected to operate from the new terminal at the dedicated business airport. More activity is planned on the airport, as Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support will operate a VIP FBO at the main terminal at the site’s entrance. It is the first Middle East aviation company to establish permanent operations in Europe.

August 21, 2008 - 11:58am

Years after testing an unusually shaped “spiroid” winglet on a Gulfstream II, Aviation Partners remains “intensely interested” in continuing research into the efficiency-boosting winglets, according to a company spokesman. Spiroid winglets look like a long thin winglet ribbon that was heated to the malleable stage then twisted back onto the top of the wing.

 
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