Dassault delivers first Falcon 8X
Dassault has delivered the first Falcon 8X. It was delivered to Greece-based Amjet as a replacement for their Falcon 7X.
The aircraft is registered SX-CGR / msn 405. The delivery flight to Athens was flown by Amjet president Abakar Manany.
“To see our new flagship Falcon handed over right on time in perfect operating order gives us immense pride,” said Eric Trappier, chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “We are very pleased to deliver the first example of this great new aircraft to Amjet, a long time Falcon operator.”
The Falcon 8X was first announced by Dassault as a one meter stretch of its 270+ selling Falcon 7X tri-jet.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome the new Falcon 8X into our fleet,” said, Manany “I can personally vouch for the remarkable handling and piloting qualities of the big new trijet. Its superb performance and cabin comfort will allow us to fill an ever wider range of needs and missions for our exceptionally demanding clientele.”
By strengthening the wings to accommodate the extra fuselage section Dassault were also able to increase the fuel capacity, which helps increase the range of the 8X over the smaller 7X.
Dassault say they currently have 16 Falcon 8Xs in completion, with a further 11 in various stages of manufacturing.