Air Taxi Jet General Aviation and Dassault jointly display Falcon 8X in Chengdu


Air Taxi Jet General Aviation held a one-day event in Chengdu, China, on 16 January, to display a Dassault Falcon 8X. The event was jointly hosted with Dassault Aviation.

Based in Shenzhen, China, Air Taxi Jet is an acquisition and sales company, which also focuses on charter and management.

Air Taxi Jet’s president Hong Ma and Jerome Desmazures, China general manager at Dassault Falcon, gave tours of the aircraft.

Air Taxi Jet says that several of its prospective customers were invited to the event.

“We are confident that, in the next five years, China will be the fastest growing business jet market in the world. With more friendly government regulation and more general aviation airports being built, we are optimistic about the future,” said Ma.

The Falcon 8X was introduced in 2014 as a larger variant of the Falcon 7X. As well as the fuselage being stretched by one metre, the aircraft’s wings have been strengthened, allowing for a greater fuel load. This increases the range of the Falcon 8X by 450nm over the Falcon 7X.

According to the Asian Sky Group 2016 fleet report, the Falcon 7X is the third most popular business jet in service in greater China, with 33 aircraft.

The AMSTAT database currently shows one Falcon 8X in service in greater China, which was delivered to Hong Kong in November 2017.

Air Taxi Jet has a Gulfstream II-SP on display in the central business district of Shenzhen.