Dassault Falcon 900

March 30, 2011 - 4:10am

Dassault has ceased production of its Falcon 2000DX and Falcon 900DX, CEO Charles Edelstenne revealed at the company’s annual press conference on March 17. Another company official explained to AIN that the small market for the airplanes–only a handful are produced each year–did not justify their continued production. The DX letters designated shorter-range versions of the Falcon 2000 and 900, offered at a hoped-for attractive price.

March 17, 2011 - 10:23am

Speaking at Dassault’s annual press conference today, CEO Charles Edelstenne revealed that the company has ceased production of two slow-selling business jet models–the Falcon 2000DX and 900DX. Another company official explained to AIN that their production rate–only a handful per year–was not justified from a business perspective. Therefore, remaining in production are the Falcon 2000LX, the Falcon 900LX and the Falcon 7X.

March 16, 2011 - 1:29pm

Dassault Aviation and IBM teamed in earning both FAA and EASA approval for 3-D data in the cabin completion process for Falcon business jets.

IBM’s content and archival management software allows Dassault to store, archive and preserve the integrity of the critical 3-D design and data models of its aircraft for the entire lifecycle.

February 25, 2011 - 2:15am

Duncan Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate for installation of Aircell's cabin telecommunications router, which supports Wi-Fi access in the cabin for Aircell's Gogo Biz inflight Internet service. The STCs are applicable for the Hawker 800XP and 850XP, and the Falcon 900, 2000 and 2000EX EASy.

December 29, 2010 - 5:48am

Dassault’s Falcon 2000LX has been granted approval to operate at London City Airport (LCY). Located in the heart of London, the airport is noted for its short runway (4,327 feet for landing and 3,934 feet for takeoff), and aircraft and their crews must demonstrate exacting performance to receive approval to use it.

December 23, 2010 - 8:58am

Greenwich AeroGroup’s Western Aircraft in Boise, Idaho has partnered with Universal Avionics to develop an avionics retrofit package for the Dassault Falcon 900B. The cockpit upgrade will replace 25 older instruments with an integrated avionics suite offering improved reliability, greater situational awareness and reduced maintenance downtime.

December 23, 2010 - 7:59am

From a distance, the exterior of the Dassault Falcon 900LX–F-WWFB–reminded me of a lady caught without her makeup when I saw her sitting on the ramp outside Epps Aviation at Atlanta's Peachtree Airport (PDK).

December 23, 2010 - 7:32am

Dassault is working steadily toward a certification date of 2016 for its much anticipated super-midsize (SMS) ­Falcon business jet, Olivier Villa, ­Dassault's senior vice president for civil aircraft, told AIN at last month's Middle East ­Business Aviation show in Dubai. Launched in ­January 2008, the twin-engine SMS is intended to be the successor to the out-of-production three-engine Falcon 50.

December 7, 2010 - 2:40am

In the next few days Dassault expects to receive final operational U.S. FAA certification for its enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) on the Falcon 7X large-cabin business jet. EASA certification for the system was completed in July and the first aircraft has been delivered, while the FAA airworthiness certification has already been received. The system significantly enhances situational awareness in bad weather and at night.

December 7, 2010 - 2:40am

Dassault's EASy 2 cockpit is moving toward its certification, which is expected for the Falcon 900 in the second quarter of next year. The cockpit system will be ready on the Falcon 7X and 2000 by late 2012, around the same time as additional communications functions will be certified.

 
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