Wallan Aviation order Falcon 5X
Saudi operator Wallan Aviation has ordered a Dassault Falcon 5X.
The aircraft, due for delivery in 2018, will be used by Wallan Aviation as their company transport, but will also be made available for charter.
Dassault announced the order at the 2014 edition of the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show, held at Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport.
Wallan Aviation operates a Dassault Falcon 900EX EASy and a Falcon 900LX.
The company say that they chose the Falcon due to its low cabin pressure, large luggage capacity and spacious cabin.
“We chose the Falcon 5X because it is the right aircraft for the Middle East – it is so well adapted to the way we travel in the region and will sit alongside our current Falcons and other platforms, as our business continues to grow very steadily along with the regional market.” said Chairman of Wallan Aviation Saad Wallan. “Our experience of operating Falcons has been very positive and we are able to service and maintain all the aircraft ourselves, with the local support of Dassault. These aircraft also maintain their values very well and offer very good operating economies.”
Announced at the 2013 NBAA, the Dassault Falcon 5X is a 5,200 nm twin-engined private jet that is due to fly for the first time in 2015.
“We are delighted to announce this Falcon 5X sale to Wallan Aviation, which is a well-established and highly respected general aviation company in the Middle East and with whom we have built a close working relationship.” said VP Falcon Sales for Dassault Aviation Gilles Gautier, “The 5X has been very strongly received in the regional market, where we continue to invest and expand our infrastructure and support team. Falcons are increasingly proving themselves with operators in the region and this helps develop experience and build confidence in the Falcon range, which also has attractive emissions and environmental credentials.”