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Entries in Business Jets (2)

Dassault Falcon 8X: A Trijet Honed To Perfection

 Business & Commercial Aviation

Dassault Falcon Jet

Falcon 8X operators are virtually unanimous in saying that the Dassault flagship is a substantial improvement over the smaller Falcon 7X. It flies higher, farther and more fuel efficiently. It’s more spacious inside and even quieter. It can be optionally equipped with high-speed Ka-band satcom connectivity, a larger, more functional galley and a full-length crew rest area. And its third-generation EASy III flight deck, FalconEye HUD/EVS/SVS and refined digital flight controls reduce pilot workload and improve situational awareness.

“It’s the 7X finally, fully complete,” says John Olesen, vice president for design, development, test and evaluation at Air Alsie in Sønderborg, Denmark. With five 8X aircraft, six 7X jets and seven Falcon 2000-series aircraft, Air Alsie has become the largest Dassault Falcon operator in Europe.

“It’s a very refined version of the Falcon 7X. There’s such a remarkable difference. It’s better in almost every way,” says the chief pilot for a Fortune 100 company...

What’s Next In New Business Jet Models?

Molly McMillin | The Weekly of Business Aviation

Business aircraft manufacturers are typically tight-lipped about their next new aircraft and save product announcements for major aviation shows, such as the upcoming NBAA-BACE convention in Las Vegas in October, said analyst Brian Foley with Brian Foley Associates.

But “through deduction and observation, one can make a good guess as to what their next products could be,” Foley said. 

Here are Foley’s predictions: 

Gulfstream Aviation is likely motivated to build a successor to the aging G650ER flagship for two reasons, he said. First, Gulfstream has not historically allowed any competing product to have an edge for long. But Bombardier’s new Global 7500 “outshines”...

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