Dassault Falcon 7X

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.

December 17, 2007 - 10:17am

Judging by the mood at last month’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, the good old days are most assuredly back for the business aviation industry. A record number of companies were shoehorned into more than a million square feet of exhibition space at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and there was a seemingly endless line of aircraft at nearby Henderson Executive Airport.

November 26, 2007 - 8:24am

The pace of orders and deliveries for Dassault Falcons slowed significantly during the first half of this year, company officials said at a press conference on October 1 at Dassault’s Saint-Cloud headquarters near Paris.

November 26, 2007 - 8:08am

To improve support for a worldwide fleet of some 1,600 Falcons, last month Dassault Falcon Jet announced at the NBAA show that it has restructured its service network to create Dassault Aircraft Services and provide owners and operators with “the kind of support they expect of an airplane of this quality.”

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.

 
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