Dassault Delivers First Falcon 7X to China
- Two more will be delivered to mainland China by the end of this month
"This is a significant milestone for the Falcon 7X program and Dassault. The time has arrived for China to emerge as a strong market for business aviation," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "In anticipation of this growth, Dassault has increased customer support significantly and increased marketing activity throughout China and Asia." Last month, Dassault delivered the first Falcon 7X to India.
China Defence and Security Report Q4 2012
Dassault's Falcon 7X demonstrator recently completed a two week marketing tour through Asia and Australia culminating in its first appearance at the Singapore Air Show. During that time, 28 legs were flown over sixteen days with five off days. The aircraft accumulated 76 hours of pilot and executive demonstration flight time. "The response was very positive," added Rosanvallon.
The 5,950 nm 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.
Last month, the Falcon 7X BMW Interior Option was awarded the prestigious "Good Design" award by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design. The award noted features including "uncompromising comfort for temperature monitoring, thermal controls and custom-crafted interior furnishings."
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.
Source : Dassault Falcon