Dassault Falcon 7X

November 12, 2007 - 4:19am

This morning Saudi Arabian Airlines plans to sign an agreement with Dassault Falcon for seven Falcon 7X long-range business jets–four firm and three optioned. The first is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

November 11, 2007 - 7:57pm

Dassault has established a full-time sales office in Dubai as well as a dedicated spare parts distribution center and authorized service center, all to meet stepped-up demand for the French business jet builder’s family of airplanes, in particular the long-range Falcon 7X.

November 11, 2007 - 6:35pm

This morning Saudi Arabian Airlines plans to sign an agreement with Dassault Falcon for seven Falcon 7X long-range business jets–four firm and three optioned. The first is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

November 5, 2007 - 6:32am

Rockwell Collins has introduced cabin management controls that will let passengers connect their iPods to the airplane’s in-flight entertainment system. The iPod Solo and Quad stations provide access to iPod music and video libraries through the cabin audiovisual system. As their names imply, the Solo station provides a dock for one iPod or iPhone and the Quad unit slots for as many as four.

November 5, 2007 - 6:14am

The EASA granted certification to the Falcon 2000DX on September 19, and FAA certification followed on October 3. Entry into service is expected early next year, following completion of the first 2000DX at Falcon’s Little Rock, Ark. completion center. The 2000DX replaces the original Falcon 2000 and offers 3,250 nm range and the Honeywell EASy flight deck. An enhanced vision system is optional.

October 31, 2007 - 10:36am

CAE’s Burgess Hill UK flight training center–located near London Gatwick airport–has received FAA certification for Part 142 training. The approval allows the center to conduct FAA-approved training, testing and certification for type ratings on the Falcon 7X, 900EX EASy and 2000EX EASy. Training programs for the aircraft are certified by the FAA and the European JAA.

October 17, 2007 - 6:18am

Bill Kerherve, chief test pilot for Dassault Aviation, and test pilot Philippe Deleume took the Falcon 7X simulation bench on its first virtual flight in December, testing the design’s fly-by-wire controls, according to the company. “I was particularly impressed by the superb handling qualities through the entire envelope,” said Kerherve.

October 17, 2007 - 6:09am

One flew for real, the other in a virtual-reality world, but both served as positive demonstrations of the developmental technologies planned for a new generation of Dassault Falcons.

October 12, 2007 - 6:06am

Dassault hopes to display the cockpit simulator for its new Falcon 7X sidestick fly-by-wire business trijet at the NBAA Convention in October in Orlando, Fla. Orders for 30 of the new jets are secured by $1 million non-refundable deposits, according to the company. First flight is scheduled for the end of the first quarter 2005, with certification planned in the third quarter of 2006.

October 12, 2007 - 5:50am

Forty years ago, late in the afternoon of May 4, 1963, the first Falcon business jet–then known as the Mystère 20 and powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney JT12A-8 turbojets–took to the air for the first time at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport in southwest France.

 
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