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Dassault's Falcon 7X Receives Type Certification by Chinese Authorities
All Current Production Falcons Now Certified in China

(Singapore, February 2, 2010) – Dassault Falcon recently received Type Certification for the 5,950 nm Falcon 7X from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).  The Falcon 7X is the latest current production Falcon to be certified by the Chinese authorities.  The Falcon 900 family and Falcon 2000 family were both certified several years ago.
"Before the end of the first quarter of this year, we will have delivered three Falcon 7Xs in mainland China,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.  "As an industry, we’ve been waiting for China to emerge as a strong force for several years.  That time has arrived and this certification will not only help Dassault Falcon continue to grow in China but will be of vital importance to all of our operators.”
The Falcon 7X can connect Beijing with Paris, France; Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, California.  It can also connect Shanghai with Auckland, New Zealand; Seattle, Washington and London, England.
The Falcon 7X is the first and only business jet to incorporate a digital flight control system which provides more positive, operational safety and a smoother flight.  The aircraft also comes standard with the award-winning EASy flight deck.  The EASy flight deck is designed to reduce pilot workload and improve pilot interaction through elevated situational awareness in the cockpit. 
Announced at the Paris Air Show in 2001, the Falcon 7X was the first large cabin jet to be simultaneously certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on April 27, 2007.  It’s powered by three highly reliable and efficient Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines which help to give the Falcon 7X a greater airport performance and increased peace of mind during long over water flights.  The Falcon 7X also has 15-30% greater fuel efficiency than other aircraft in the large cabin, long range class.  With a range of 5,950 nm (eight passengers, M.80 with NBAA IFR reserves), the aircraft can comfortably connect 95% of the commonly used business aviation city pairs worldwide.

Note for the Editors

Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,500 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X.

About Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.

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