TravelNewsAsia.com
Mon, 29 April 2019

Australia Takes Delivery of First of Three Falcon 7X Aircraft

Australia has taken delivery of the first of three Falcon 7X trijets it is acquiring from Dassault Aviation.

 The other two aircraft are expected to be delivered in the coming months.

 The aircraft will be operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for government VIP service.

The Falcon 7X has a range of 5,950 nm / 11,000 km which means that it can fly from Canberra to any point in Asia nonstop, or link Canberra to Washington or London in one hop.

Cockpit of a Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X. Click to enlarge.

The aircraft’s three-engine design provides additional safety margin, freeing operators from twin-engine operating constraints when flying intercontinental, transoceanic routes.

“We are extremely honoured that Australia has once again demonstrated its confidence in the 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.”

Australia has been a key Falcon market for almost half a century. The country’s first business jet, the Falcon 20, entered commercial service ‘Down Under’ in 1967, two years after its global entry into service. The Falcon 20 entered the inventory of the RAAF the same year (under the name Mystčre 20) and served in the RAAF’s transport and utility wing for 22 years before being replaced by the Falcon 900. The five-aircraft Falcon 900 fleet remained in operation through the early 2000s.

Today, more than 120 Falcon aircraft, including over 50 Falcon 7Xs, are currently flying with public and private operators in Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Australia, Falcon, Dassault, Air Force.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also receive the daily news service by WhatsApp, stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2019 TravelNewsAsia.com