During the flight from Teterboro, New Jersey, to São Paulo, Brazil, for the LABACE show, Dassault’s Falcon 8X, the largest jet in the French manufacturer’s current model line, set a new speed record.
The record flight was between Teterboro Airport (KTEB) and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (SBFI), and achieved an average speed of Mach 0.86 for a total time of 8 hours 46 minutes. Dave Belastock captained the flight along with first officer Ryan Duveneck.
The record has been submitted to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and is pending formal approval.
Powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D turbofans, the fly-by-wire 8X is available with Dassault’s new FalconEye combined vision system head-up display, designed to help pilots land in challenging weather conditions including compromised visibility.