The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) will feature Dassault Aviation ultra-long range Falcon 8X flaghsip along with its 4,000 nm/7,400 km Falcon 2000LXS. The event runs from August 13-17 at São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport.
South America has emerged as one of the strongest markets for the Falcon 8X. With eight passengers and three crew, the 6,450 nm/12,000 km Falcon 8X is capable of connecting São Paulo with San Francisco and Moscow, Hong Kong with London and Shanghai with Los Angeles.
Dassault will also be leveraging LABACE to promote its new Falcon 6X ultra-widebody twinjet, which is on track for certification and initial deliveries in 2022. The 5,500 nm/10,186 km 6X will be the most spacious, modern and versatile twin in its class and will draw on many of the advanced features of the 8X, including an ultra-quiet cabin and unrivalled airport capabilities.
In addition, Dassault’s LABACE chalet will feature a virtual representation of the revolutionary new FalconEye Combined Vision System, the first head-up display in the industry to combine synthetic and enhanced vision capabilities. As well as ensuring superior situational awareness in all conditions of operation, day and night, FalconEye makes it possible to reduce minima in low visibility landing conditions, providing a substantial operational benefit.
FalconEye was recently approved for low visibility approaches with 100 ft minima. The option is available on the Falcon 8X, the 2000S/LXS model family as well as the ultra-versatile 900LX trijet.
“Operators appreciate the unparalleled safety, state-of-the-art technology and cabin comfort – particularly the smooth, quiet flight and seamless in-flight connectivity – offered by our Falcon line,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “With the business environment in South America, and Brazil in particular, rapidly improving we are bullish about Falcon prospects in the region.”
Strong demand in Latin America for Falcon 8X
The unrivaled airport performance and flying comfort offered by the Falcon 8X, particularly the ultra low noise levels in the cabin—the lowest in the industry–have made the big new trijet especially popular in Brazil and other Latin American markets.
The aircraft features a cabin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) high, 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) wide and 13 m (42 ft 8 in) long and offers customers the most innovative selection of cabin layouts on the market including a shower option and a large entryway with a certified crew rest for every long flights.
The 8X recently provided a fine demonstration of its operating flexibility when it set a new coast to coast speed record, flying from Santa Monica, California, to Teterboro, New Jersey in just 4 hours and 28 minutes. What makes this performance particularly remarkable is the combination of range and speed realized during the flight and the challenge posed by Santa Monica’s short 3,500 foot runway and strict noise abatement departure procedure.
The 8X’s industry-leading digital flight control system offers exceptionally smooth flying comfort and the cabin features the latest in high-speed connectivity, including Dassault’s FalconConnect option, a new inflight broadband service that integrates all cockpit and cabin ground-based and satellite communications into a single bundled offering, making onboard connectivity systems easy to use and consumption simple to manage and control..
The Falcon 2000LXS, and its shorter range sibling, the Falcon 2000S, offer a short-field capability and low fuel burn comparable to smaller midsize business jet models but with a range and comfort level far better than those aircraft. Equipped with a next-generation EASy flight deck and the FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system, the 2000LXS/S models offer a combination of airport performance, cabin design and efficiency unique in their class.
Dassault Voted Number One in Product Support
Dassault’s considerable outlays in product development have been accompanied by a surge of investment in product support aimed at expanding its factory owned maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO )network and ensuring worldwide spare parts availability. The company recently purchased the MRO activities of ExecuJet, TAG Aviation and RUAG and opened a big new spares facility near Paris Charles de Gaulle airport that further boosts parts service in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Dassault also continues to invest in its existing network, notably at the Dassault Aircraft Services – Sorocaba support facility here in Sao Paolo, which recently celebrated its tenth year in operation. Over the last year, Sorocaba has added new tooling that allows it to perform ‘B’ level checks for Brazilian registered Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000 family aircraft. These efforts were recently recognized in two operator surveys conducted by Pro Pilot and Aviation International News (AIN), which both voted Dassault Aviation the top service provider in the business jet sector. It is the first time Dassault has finished first in each of these leading surveys, following multiple years of steadily improving performance. Operators cited spares availability, cost of parts, speed of AOG service and overall aircraft reliability as the major motivating factors in their decision.
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