April 13, 2015 (Shanghai, China): Dassault Aviation will feature the Falcon 7X very long range trijet and the new Falcon 2000S short-field twin at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), to be held at Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China from April 14-16.
“Although new sales activity in China was down in 2014, deliveries for Falcons remained very strong, with 8 aircraft entering service,” said Oliver Villa, Senior VP, Civil aircraft at Dassault Aviation.
“We are still seeing strong demand for our Falcon 7X, a trend we expect to continue with the new ultra long range Falcon 8X and very large body Falcon 5X as those recently introduced aircraft progress through development,” continued Villa. “We are also encouraged by strong Chinese interest in the new Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS shortfield models, certified in early 2013, which demonstrates the increased maturity of the Chinese market.”
With nearly 30 units in service, China has become the second largest market, behind the United States, for the Falcon 7X. The 5,950 nm/11,020 km 7X can connect Shanghai directly with destinations throughout the Asia Pacific region as well as most of Europe and the Western United States.Featuring advanced systems derived largely from military aircraft and an ultra-quiet, roomy interior that allows passengers to disembark fresh and relaxed after a 13 hour flight, the 7X offers exceptional operating economy and versatility, including the ability to serve ultra confined, elevated and hot airfields that are typically inaccessible to large jets. Last year, the 7X completed trials in Daocheng, China (altitude: 14,470 feet), that will allow it to operate the world’s highest commercial airport. These features help explain why the 7X is the fastest selling Falcon ever. More than 250 units have left the assembly line since the model was certified in 2007.
Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 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 2,250 Falcon jets have been delivered. 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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