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Dassault Aviation will be exhibiting its popular Falcon 8X very long range trijet at this year’s Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show and exhibition. The show runs December 6-8 at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central).
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6X TAKING SHAPE
Manufacturing in full swing
Having completed the design phase this spring, the Falcon 6X program is now well into the manufacturing phase and on track to complete assembly of the first aircraft by early 2020. Work is going full throttle at the Biarritz facility, where the aft section of the 6X fuselage is assembled. Later this fall, the complete fuselage will be delivered to Bordeaux-Mérignac for final assembly. These are significant milestones on the 6X’s journey to its first flight in 2021 and first deliveries in 2022.
NEW VP TAKES CHARGE
Carlos Brana succeeds Olivier Villa
Dassault has appointed Carlos Brana to Executive Vice President, Civil Aircraft, taking over for Olivier Villa, who recently retired. Since 2016, Brana has served as Senior Vice President, Civil Aircraft with a focus on worldwide business jet sales and marketing. His new duties will include global sales, marketing, customer service and product development. Brana started at Dassault as a design engineer on combat aircraft and has been with Falcon sales and support operations since 2005.
> Meet Carlos Brana
TEST PILOT TRANSITION
A new Philippe takes control
Philippe Duchateau is about to become the new Chief Test Pilot of Dassault Aviation, succeeding Philippe Deleume. With Dassault Aviation since 2005, he has accumulated 7,800 hours of flight time. A veteran of the French Air Force, he attended French Ecole de l’Air and EPNER test pilot school. As a fighter pilot, he has flown the Rafale, Mirage 2000, Tornado and Mirage III. He also flies his own vintage Boeing Stearman biplane!
MEETING IN MÉRIGNAC
OAB members together again
The annual Falcon Operator Advisory Board (OAB) meeting took place in June in Bordeaux-Mérignac, France. As always, it gave Dassault executives, department heads and subject matter experts a venue for a variety of topics. Opportunities discussed included expanding FalconCare coverage to pressing our advantage on fuel efficiency. Dassault customer support also received high praise for our M&Os, FalconResponse and expanding service center network.
NETWORK EXPANDS AGAIN
Dassault acquires RUAG sites
Dassault Aviation has reached an agreement to acquire RUAG’s Geneva and Lugano business aviation activities. A worldwide aerospace technology leader, RUAG knows Falcons well, having been part of our Authorized Service Center network. With this, and our acquisition of the MRO activities of ExecuJet and TAG, we will have our strongest global service center network ever. It’s driven by our commitment to improving the customer experience everywhere the Falcon fleet travels.
> Revisit Geneva
São Paulo, Brazil
August 13-15, 2019
Dassault will have a strong presence at LABACE, the largest business aviation event in Latin America.
September 11-13, 2019
For Russia and CIS countries, the Russian Business Aviation Exhibition is a unique chance to meet industry representatives at a single event.
September 25-26, 2019
A two-day outdoor event that provides a great opportunity for forging new aviation industry relationships in North Africa.
MONACO YACHT SHOW
Port Hercule, Monaco
September 25-28, 2019
The elite status of the Monaco Yacht Show has made it an annual port of call for Dassault representatives.
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 22-24, 2019
Mark your calendars! NBAA is the biggest business aviation event in North America. Dassault will be there with its latest and greatest as always,
8X STEALS THE SHOW
Flying like a fighter in Paris
The Falcon 8X put on quite a show at the Paris Air Show. Not only did it impress throngs of international visitors to the static display. It thrilled audiences by showing off its fighter jet maneuverability with dazzling aerial performances. AIN was there to capture the moment on film. There are also some great photos available for download.
> Grab your favorite photo
SEEING IS BELIEVING
New video brings 6X to life
It features the largest cross-section ever in a purpose-built business jet. A new 6X video explores what it’s like to work and live in an environment designed for peak functionality and comfort. There’s no bending or disturbing one’s neighbors. Just plenty of extra room and natural light (including a galley skylight.)
> See the 6X from the inside
Sam Chui inside the 6X
Rafale/8X at Paris Air Show
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