Video: Falcon 8X makes Paris début


Dassault has posted a video of its new $58 million Falcon 8X making its air show début.

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The aircraft appeared at the 51st Paris Air Show, held in mid June at Paris Le Bourget Airport.

Dassault displayed its current in production line up at the show, including the Falcon 2000LX, Falcon 7X, Falcon 8X and Rafale fighter jet.

As well as appearing in the static park, the Falcon 8X also took part in the air show’s flight display.

Flown by Dassault test pilots Eric Gérard and Hervé Laverne, the Falcon 8X flew every day of the show.

Dassault currently has three Falcon 8X test aircraft. Two aircraft are undergoing flight testing at the company’s Istres flight test facility in the south of France. The third aircraft recently transferred to the company’s Little Rock Arkansas completion centre, where it will undergo cabin testing.