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Dassault’s Falcon 8X Makes First Appearance in Australia
Avalon, Australia

The 2017 Australian International Airshow will feature the maiden appearance of Dassault Aviation’s ultra-long range Falcon 8X in Australia. The 6,450 nm / 11,945 km trijet will be showcased alongside the popular 4,000 nm / 7,410 km Falcon 2000LXS twinjet at Australia’s premier aerospace and defence exposition.  The event runs from February 28 to March 5 at Avalon Airport in Geelong, Australia.

“In addition to the exceptional range and airport performance of all Falcon business jets, our trijet aircraft offer Australian operators unequalled versatility and the ability to reach numerous challenging airports that are very important throughout all of Australia,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “This allows Falcon customers to readily access faraway business centers in Asia, North America and other key markets in the world.” 

The Falcon 8X is the most versatile, comfortable and economical business jet in its class. It features the longest range of any Falcon and a choice of cabin configurations unmatched in its segment. Its state of the art flight controls and advanced flight deck systems are inherited from the very long range Falcon 7X. Cabin noise levels are even lower than those on the 7X, currently the industry benchmark.

The 8X is available with Dassault’s revolutionary new FalconEye Combined Vision System, the first head up display in the industry to combine synthetic and enhanced vision capabilities. In addition to ensuring superior situational awareness in all conditions of operation, day and night, FalconEye will make it possible to reduce minima in low visibility landing conditions, providing a substantial operational benefit.

The Falcon 2000LXS offers a short-field capability comparable to smaller midsize business jet models but with a range and comfort level far better than those aircraft. Equipped with a next-generation EASy II flight deck and the FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system, the 2000LXS offers a combination of airport performance, cabin design and efficiency unique in its class. It is also available with the FalconEye Combined Vision System.

Australia has been a key market for Dassault for almost half century. The company’s first business jet, the Falcon 20, entered commercial service ‘Down Under’ in 1967, two years after its service introduction in the United States. The Falcon 20 entered the inventory of the Royal Australian Air Force the same year and served in the RAAF’s transport and utility wing for 22 years before being replaced by the Falcon 900. The force flew five Falcon 900s for 13 years.
Customer Service Priority in Australia
To ensure optimum service levels for its expanding fleet, Dassault has been rapidly expanding its global support network, including in Australia.

The company’s spares inventory in Asia Pacific region is over $30 million. The Sydney warehouse, managed by Hawker Pacific, has been in operation since 2005 and stocks the top parts inventory for all Falcon models.  

Dassault’s relationship with Hawker Pacific dates back over 30 years. In addition to spares management, the Sydney facility is a Falcon Authorized Service Center qualified to perform line maintenance and scheduled A and B level checks on all Falcons. It has approvals from the Civil Aviation Authority of Australia, EASA, the FAA and CASA of Papua New Guinea.

Dassault will be at Chalet EW11 and static space TA4/5 during the event.

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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