Dassault Reaches Milestone With 100th Falcon 7X DeliveryBy Dassault Falcon, PRNE
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, November 24, 2010 - Dassault yesterday delivered the 100th Falcon 7X during a
ceremony at its completion center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The aircraft was
delivered to a Brazilian financial services company.
"We promised to design and build the most technically advanced
and best flying aircraft in the industry and we've already achieved that 100
times," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "During
that time, feedback from pilots and passengers alike has been very positive.
Pilots said they appreciate, in particular, the digital flight control system
which makes the Falcon 7X so responsive and easy to maneuver. The superb
cabin environment is praised by passengers for its smooth flying comfort and
To date, the 5,950 nm Falcon 7X fleet has accumulated more
than 57,000 flight hours, operating in over 25 countries with orders coming
from more than 40 countries. The fleet leader has logged more than 3,000
flight hours since its delivery mid 2007. "The high usage rate (higher than
other Falcons) demonstrates that the Falcon 7X is a very active part of many
flight departments," said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President of Customer
Service. "Its versatility helps account for its popularity and having
gathered over 200 orders".
The Falcon 7X has received type certification from 16 aviation
authorities and is the only long range business jet with EASA and FAA
approvals to use the challenging London City airport.
The Falcon 7X has the longest range of any Falcon business jet
and is the most fuel efficient jet in its class. Since its entry into service
in 2007, the 7X cabin has set a new standard for business jets. The cabin has
28 windows which are 10% bigger than previous Falcons. It also features a low
in flight cabin altitude of 6,000 feet, even while cruising at an altitude of
51,000 ft, and an advanced temperature control system that maintains the
environment to within one degree throughout the entire cabin. Internal sound
level has been reduced to 52 dB which is the result of breakthroughs in
design, materials and cushioned engine mounts.
First announced at the Paris Air Show in 2001, the Falcon 7X
is the first business jet with a digital flight control system and was
simultaneously certified by both the EASA and the FAA on April 27, 2007. It
features the award-winning EASy Flight Deck and is powered by three Pratt &
Whitney Canada PW307A engines. Its 5,950 nm range (eight passengers, M.80
with NBAA IFR reserves) can comfortably connect 95% of the commonly used
business aviation city pairs.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting
Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a
leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five
continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the
complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and
production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities
on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since
the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, 2,000 Falcon jets have been
delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in
production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900DX, 900LX, and the 7X-as well
as the twin-engine 2000LX.
Press Contacts Dassault Aviation (France) Vadim Feldzer Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13 Marie-Alexandrine Munoz Tel. +33-1-47-11-64-23 Dassault Falcon (USA) Ralph Aceti Tel. +1-201-541-45-85 Andrew Ponzoni Tel. +1-201-541-45-88 Photos Hi Res Photos are available at: www.falconphotogallery.com USER ID: dassault - PASSWORD: falcon
Press Contacts: Dassault Aviation (France): Vadim Feldzer Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13; Marie-Alexandrine Munoz Tel. +33-1-47-11-64-23; Dassault Falcon (USA): Ralph Aceti Tel. +1-201-541-45-85; Andrew Ponzoni Tel. +1-201-541-45-88
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