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Dassault Rolls Out First Falcon 5X
Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:53

Falcon5X-rolloutIn a ceremony at its Bordeaux production plant attended by hundreds of customers, suppliers and employees, French business jet maker Dassault rolled out the first Falcon 5X, the latest in its family of fly-by-wire luxury airplanes.

Announced at the NBAA Convention in 2013, the Falcon 5X twinjet features a digital flight control system derived from the Rafale fighter jet and new Snecma Silvercrest engines. It joins the Falcon 7X, 8X, 900 and 2000 in the Dassault product lineup.

"The Falcon 5X was designed to answer operator demand for an aircraft in the 5,000 nm range that could provide more space and comfort than existing large body jets while combining the handling qualities, the low speed performance and operating economics which are the hallmark of Falcons," said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. "Customers have already responded to the new aircraft with enthusiasm and we expect it to become every bit as popular as the 7X, the fastest selling Falcon we've ever built."

Dassault currently has two aircraft completed, with both aircraft currently undergoing ground testing. The 5X's first flight is expected before the end of the summer.

(flyingmag.com)

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