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Dassault Continues Focus on Strong Brazilian Market

08/13/2014 | By Dassault Falcon

Dassault Continues Focus on Strong Brazilian Market
© Dassault Avaition / Falcon 7X
Dassault will feature the top-of-the-line Falcon 7X and the new Falcon 2000LXS/Falcon 2000S twinjet at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) which will be held at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 12-15. Also on display at the event will be a Falcon 5X cabin experience that will highlight the impressive cabin dimensions of Dassault’s newest Falcon featuring the tallest cabin height in business aviation.

“Dassault has a long and proud history going back 40 years in Brazil. Brazilians appreciate the superior technology and design of Falcon jets, which have helped us lead the large cabin market here for quite some time,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. “We have a Falcon to fit any mission that Brazilian customers demand.”

The long-range 5,950 nm (11,020 km) Falcon 7X is the most popular large cabin business jet in Brazil, with close to 15 in service. Brazil remains one of the largest markets for the tri-jet which can connect Sao Paulo directly with destinations throughout the Americas as well as most of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Falcon Business Jets and the Brazil Market

The Dassault Falcon line includes four in production large-cabin models: the Falcon 7X and Falcon 900LX trijets and Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS twinjets, both certified in 2013. Additionally, two new Falcons, 8X and 5X, are advancing in the initial manufacturing process. These models share a number of common features, including efficient and economical performance and advanced technology derived from Dassault's military experience.

The 3,350 nm (6,204 km) Falcon 2000S is the new entry-level jet in the Falcon family. Equipped with a full slate of standard features, including upgraded EASy II avionics, a FalconCabin HD+ entertainment system and a brand new fixed-configuration cabin designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the Falcon 2000S brings large cabin comfort to the super mid-size segment.

The 4,000 nm (7,408 km) Falcon 2000LXS combines the short field performance of the 2000S with longer range capabilities. Featuring the same inboard slats and winglets as the 2000S model, the aircraft has a balanced field length of 4,675 ft (SL, ISA) at 42,800 lb of MTOW, and offers the same exceptional landing performance as the Falcon 2000S.

Built on the legendary Falcon 900 platform, the Falcon 900LX features a pair of ‘High-Mach’ blended winglets that help reduce aircraft drag as much as 5%. The winglets help make the Falcon 900LX the most efficient airplane in its class, with a fuel burn up to 40% lower than competing aircraft. They also reduce climb to cruise time - at Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW), the Falcon 900LX can reach FL390 (39,000 feet) in just 20 minutes. In addition the winglets contribute to short-field performance.

The new Falcon 5X expands the limits of what is possible with a business jet. Launched at the 2013 NBAA Convention, the Falcon 5X incorporates a host of new technology in an airplane that features the tallest and largest cabin cross section in business aviation. A pair of brand new Snecma Silvercrest engines, rated at 11,450 lbs of thrust each, will power the Falcon 5X which will feature a range of 5,200 nm (9,630 km). First flight is expected in the first half of 2015 with certification at the end of 2016 and entry into service in the second half of 2017.

The Falcon 8X will carry 8 passengers and a crew of three nonstop for 6,450 nm (11,945 km) at Mach 0.80 and will feature the longest cabin of any Falcon. Moreover, it will offer the same low operating economics and the remarkable operating flexibility for which all Falcons are known. It will be powered by an improved version of the Pratt and Whitney Canada PW307 engine that equips the Falcon 7X. Combined with optimized wing design, the new power plant will make the 8X up to 35% more fuel efficient than any other aircraft in the ultra-long range segment, affording a corresponding savings in operating costs.

The Falcon 8X is expected to make its first flight in the first quarter of 2015 with an entry into service during the second half of 2016.

Dassault will be located at Chalet 5109 at LABACE.

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