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6X TAKING SHAPE

More good news from the production line

 

The latest reports from the Falcon 6X development team are very exciting. The program is moving full steam ahead. The fuselage assembly is nearing completion at the Biarritz facility, as is the wing assembly in Bordeaux. And the 6X’s Pratt & Whitney engine continues to achieve milestones in line with the initial program plan. With so much going on, we’ll soon be launching a dedicated 6X email newsletter. Click below to be among the first to get all the latest news.

 

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ALPINE HEIGHTS

8X impresses in Switzerland

 

The Falcon 8X continues to prove why it’s the flagship of the Falcon fleet. In an impressive show of agility and precision that would make a Swiss watchmaker proud, the large-cabin 8X was recently filmed making pinpoint-perfect landings at two high-elevation airports: Gstaad and Les Eplatures in Switzerland. Both feature short, challenging runways. Gstaad is particularly difficult because of its location in a valley surrounded by mountains, while Les Eplatures features a 3,458 feet (1,054 m) length runway available for landing.

 

> Watch the 8X land in just two thirds of the runway

Alpine Heights
New CEO takes the helm

LEADERSHIP NEWS

New CEO takes the helm

 

Thierry Betbeze has been named CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. He replaces Jean Rosanvallon, who has led the division for the past 23 years. Prior to this appointment, Thierry served as Senior Vice President of Finance at DFJ. He first joined Dassault in 1984 and has extensive experience in international finance. His appointment is the latest in a number of changes intended to bolster DFJ worldwide sales, marketing and customer support.

 

> Meet Thierry

Notes from the Field

WE’RE NUMBER ONE!

Dassault scores big in customer surveys

 

Dassault took top honors recently in two of business aviation’s leading measurements of customer satisfaction, the Aviation International News (AIN) and Professional Pilot Product Support Surveys. Dassault was voted #1 overall in the AIN survey and led the field in Parts Availability, Cost of Parts, AOG Response, and Overall Aircraft Reliability. We also took the #1 spot in the Pro Pilot survey and placed first in Spares Availability and Service Satisfaction. Thank you to our customers for this honor! We look forward to continuing to meet and exceed your expectations in the coming years.


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Service Footprint grows

SERVICE FOOTPRINT GROWS

TAG Aviation acquisition complete

 

Dassault has finalized its acquisition of TAG Aviation's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organization, including its service centers in Geneva, Farnborough, Le Bourget, Lisbon, plus its facility in Luton and Go Team in Moscow. Renamed TAG Maintenance Services (TMS), the new organization will operate as a wholly-owned affiliate of Dassault Aviation. The recently acquired RUAG MRO operations will be folded into TMS, giving Dassault an even greater presence in Geneva.


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Happenings

NBAA-BACE,

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 22-24, 2019

 

NBAA-BACE returns to Las Vegas and Dassault promises to be the best show in town. The static display will include the 8X, 900LX, 2000LXS, and the 6X mockup, which has been a big hit everywhere. The Falcon Family Breakfast, always a high point of NBAA, will feature a number of speakers plus videos by Miles O’Brien. As always customer service teams will be on hand to answer any questions.

WINGS WHEELS WATER,

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

October 29, 2019

 

Dassault will be showing off the Falcon 900LX at Wings Wheels Water, the largest showcase of luxury aircraft, automobiles and watercraft, and the premiere event of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

DUBAI AIR SHOW,
Dubai, UAE

November 17-21, 2019

 

Dubai hosts one of the largest, most successful air shows in the world. Dassault will have a strong presence at the event. Our display will include the Falcon 8X, Falcon 900LX and the full-scale mockup of the Falcon 6X cabin.

Falcon Spotlight
Travolta flies high

TRAVOLTA FLIES HIGH

For love of Falcons

 

John Travolta has been in the spotlight since his days as a teen heart throb on “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Now 65, the actor was featured in the June 2019 issue of Falconer Magazine, this time in a different role: as an avid pilot and owner of Falcon jets. Travolta owns a Falcon 2000 (among other jets) and has recently acquired a Falcon 900. In fact, he loves his aircraft so much he keeps them at home and flies them from his personal airstrip. He even chooses acting projects that “force” him to fly. In a Falcon, who can blame him?

 

> And…action!

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#1 at AIN Product Support Survey

 

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