Dassault Falcon 7X

January 17, 2008 - 11:06am

Dassault Aviation, which next month will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Mystère/Falcon 20, said it has managed to stay afloat despite the current global aerospace crisis thanks to its Falcon products. But Charles Edelstenne, the group’s chairman, already predicts lower revenues for its business aviation division this year because of the “present climate and the consequences of conflict with Iraq.”

January 17, 2008 - 11:06am

Dassault Aviation, which next month will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Mystère/Falcon 20, said it has managed to stay afloat despite the current global aerospace crisis thanks to its Falcon products. But Charles Edelstenne, the group’s chairman, already predicts lower revenues for its business aviation division this year because of the “present climate and the consequences of conflict with Iraq.”

January 17, 2008 - 5:28am

Dassault’s newest business jet, the Falcon 2000EX, last month received FAA certification and JAA approval for certification by its member nations. The approximately $23.5 million Falcon 2000EX is essentially a longer-range, more powerful version of the $21.8 million Falcon 2000, currently Dassault’s best-selling model.؉

January 17, 2008 - 5:28am

Dassault’s newest business jet, the Falcon 2000EX, last month received FAA certification and JAA approval for certification by its member nations. The approximately $23.5 million Falcon 2000EX is essentially a longer-range, more powerful version of the $21.8 million Falcon 2000, currently Dassault’s best-selling model.؉

January 9, 2008 - 6:10am

Dassault’s new EASy flight deck should enter customer service this spring on a Falcon 900EX. Early last month AIN visited the airframer’s facility in Bordeaux Mérignac, France, to see how the ongoing flight tests have refined the avionics suite. Philippe Deleume, Dassault’s chief test pilot for civil aircraft, also explained how extensive engineer-pilot interaction have improved man-machine interface.

January 8, 2008 - 11:26am

Dassault has selected a new, smaller version of the Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics HGS 4000 head-up display as an option for the Falcon 7X. The 7X HGS will provide a wider field of view and larger glass for better viewing during crosswind landings and circling approaches, said Rockwell Collins.

January 7, 2008 - 10:29am

Higher-than-expected engine fuel consumption is causing a six-month delay, to this March, in certification of the Dassault Falcon 2000EX. According to the French manufacturer, the increased fuel consumption of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan has also prompted an increase in the airplane’s fuel capacity and mtow to preserve range guarantees. Delivery plans remain on schedule.

December 28, 2007 - 4:49am

Even with a new hangar dedicated to cabin outfitting of its Falcon 7X, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault is not meeting scheduled delivery dates for the new flagship trijet.

“The ramp-up has been a little slower than expected,” Dassault Falcon president John Rosanvallon told AIN.

December 20, 2007 - 9:54am

Even with a dedicated hangar at its Little Rock, Ark. completions facility, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault is not meeting scheduled delivery dates of its new 5,950-nm Falcon 7X trijet. “The ramp-up has been a little slower than expected,” Dassault Falcon president John Rosanvallon told AIN, because of higher-than-planned cabin customization requests that have placed more demand for new parts and engineering design work.

December 18, 2007 - 6:10am

A small, minority-owned maintenance-training company has gone to court to battle the Goliath of pilot and maintenance training, FlightSafety International.

West Simsbury, Conn.-based Global Jet Services filed a lawsuit in September in U.S. District Court of New York, alleging Sherman Antitrust Act violations against FlightSafety.

 
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