General Aviation Australia receives first Falcon 7X VIP

Dassault Aviation has published, that the Commonwealth of Australia has officially taken delivery of its first Falcon 7X VIP aircraft.

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The delivery of the first Falcon 7X trijet for Australia marks a new milestone for the operator. In total, the Commonwealth of Australia has ordered three 7X VIP aircraft for government missions. The other two aircraft will be operated by the Royal Australian Air Force and will be delivered over the course of the following months.

Australia´s Falcon 7X business jets have a VIP cabin installed, allowing passengers to experience a maximum of comfort throughout the flight. Moreover, the aircraft can fly long-haul routes, for example from Canberra to any point in Asia nonstop. Moreover, the 7X is able to fly from the country´s capital to Washington or London in one hop.

The government has also chosen the aircraft due to its great flexibility. The 7X can land on short and challenging runways and operates across a range of environmental conditions. Hot, humid and dry climates are not a problem for the aircraft. Reliability is very important for the operator, as secretaries will often be transported with the 7X.

“We are extremely honoured that Australia has once again chosen to renew its confidence in our Falcon product line,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “The RAAF already has decades of successful experience operating Dassault aircraft, from the Mirage III fighter to the Falcon 20 and Falcon 900 business jets.”

For nearly half a century, Australia has been a key market for the manufacturer. In 1967, the first Falcon 20 business jet entered commercial service. Currently, more than 120 Falcon aircraft are flying with private and public operators in the country.

The 7X has been a story of success for Dassault Aviation. Over 280 of the trijets have been delivered to operators around the world. The iconic three-engine design provides an additional safety margin and allows operators to fly intercontinental transoceanic routes without constraints. State-of-the-art avionics and aerodynamical advantages underline the modernity of the aircraft.

Source © Dassault-aviation.com

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