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Dassault Falcon’s 8X Aircraft Now EASA C..
Dassault Falcon’s 8X Aircraft Now EASA Certified
The 6,450 nm Falcon 8X, Dassault Aviation’s latest flagship, has recently been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certification will pave the way for its entry into service as part of the big new trijet. Approval of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X has been completed in line with the established program schedule. In the coming weeks, it is anticipated that the Federal Aviation Administration will certify the Falcon 8X. In the early fourth quarter, the Falcon 8X is expected to enter into service. “We’ve broken new ground with the 8X,” said the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier.
“Not only did we meet customer demand for an aircraft combining increased range and cabin volume with the technological prowess of the popular 7X, but we were able to get it to market fully mature and tested in a remarkably short period of time, and exactly within our production schedule.”
In late April, the Falcon 8X S/N 03 completed a global tour in order to demonstrate the aircrafts capabilities under various conditions of operation. The aircraft flew to 46 different destinations, ranging from South America, Central America, North America, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The aircraft operated through a wide range of flight conditions, ranging from extreme cold to hot weather, as well as through extra low and extra high humidity environments. These flight tests were operated with more than 60 technicians, engineers, and flight attendants as well as with 26 operational pilots and test pilots.
“Feedback from the operational trials - cabin comfort, air conditioning, and in particular cabin noise - was excellent and indicate the aircraft is poised for a flawless service entry,”
said the Senior Vice President of Dassault Aviation Civil Aircraft, Olivier Villa.
“Moreover, new innovations in aircraft insulation will allow us to further lower cabin noise compared to the Falcon 7X, currently the quietest aircraft in the industry.”
“Derived from the popular Falcon 7X, the ultra-long range Falcon 8X was unveiled in May 2014 at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition and first flew on February 6, 2015,”
states an article from Dassault Falcon.
“The 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin of any Falcon, allowing it to fly passengers comfortably from Beijing to New York, Hong Kong to London or Moscow to Los Angeles nonstop. It will also share the 7X’s exceptional operating economy and short-field performance.”