Dassault Aviation Falcon Tri-Jet series a feature at RUBAE in Moscow.
Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X flagship and the Falcon 900LX tri-jets featured at this year’s Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE), which was held on September 11-13 at the Vnukovo-3 business aviation complex near Moscow.
Dassault also exhibited a full-scale mockup of its new Falcon 6X ultra-wide body twin-jet which is on track for certification and initial deliveries in 2022.
The 1,98 m (6 ft 6 in) high, 2,58 m (8 ft 6 in) wide, 5,500 nm (10,186 km) Falcon 6X is the most spacious, modern and versatile twin in its class and will draw on many of the advanced features of the 8X, including an ultra-quiet cabin and new airport capabilities.
“The enhanced safety and robustness, ETOPS-free operation and unparalleled short-field capabilities offered by our large body tri-jets are proven advantages that are highly appreciated in Russia and neighbouring countries,” said Gilles Gautier, Vice President, Falcon Sales for Dassault Aviation.
“We also anticipate a warm reception among Russian customers for our new Falcon 6X, which will feature the highest and widest cabin in the industry.”
The 6,450 nm (11,945 km) tri-jet can fly from Moscow to Los Angeles, Cape Town, Darwin or Rio de Janeiro nonstop and land at restricted airports such as Gstaad and Lugano in Switzerland and Saint-Tropez La Mole in France — short fields that are typically inaccessible to other large business jets.
The 8X also has the unique flexibility of its predecessor, the Falcon 7X trijet.
The Falcon 8X features a cabin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) high, 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) wide and 13 m (42 ft 8 in) long and offers customers one of the most innovative selection of cabin layouts on the market, including a shower option and a large forward VIP lounge with a certified crew rest area for very long flights.
The 8X’s industry-leading Digital Flight Control System offers smooth flying comfort with the company claims the aircraft is the quietest of any business jet.
The Falcon 900LX, on show at Vnukovo, features a redesigned cabin, optimised sound proofing and the latest cabin entertainment systems.
The new features are designed to permit the 900LX to remain the industry benchmark for fuel economy in the 4,750 nm (8,800 km) range.
Both the 8X and the Falcon 900LX are available with the latest state-of-the-art options, including Dassault’s new Falcon-Connect inflight high-speed connectivity service and its Falcon-Eye Combined Vision System, a heads up display (HUD) to combine synthetic and enhanced vision capabilities.
Ensuring superior situational awareness in all operating conditions, day and night, Falcon-Eye makes it possible to reduce landing minimums in low-visibility landing conditions for pilots operating the aircraft.
Falcon 8X, 900LX and 2000LXS aircraft equipped with Falcon-Eye were recently approved for low-visibility approaches with 100 foot minimums which is an industry first.
Dassault Aviation Media Release. 18/09/2019