Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets at India Aviation, India’s biggest civilian air show. The fourth edition of this prestigious event, which opened on March 12 at Hyderabad Begumpet Airport, will feature Dassault‘s 5,950 nm range Falcon 7X trijet, the first business jet certified with a fully-digital flight control system.
Dassault is the Indian market leader for large cabin, long range aircraft, with 22 aircraft currently in service and several more on order. Most of the new aircraft orders are for the longest range Falcon models, capable of flying non-stop to London City Airport from anywhere in India.
The Falcon 2000 twinjet is also popular among Indian customers. Two newly introduced versions, the 3,350 nm / 6,200 km 2000S and the 4,000 nm 2000LXS, will offer takeoff and landing performance unparalleled among wide body jets – comparable to much smaller midsize and super midsize models. Like the 7X and the long range Falcon 900LX, the 2000S and LXS were recently approved for operation at London City.
Dassault also anticipates a warm reception in India for its brand new 5,200 nm Falcon 5X which will offer the largest cabin cross-section of any business jet and the lowest ownership and operating costs in its class. Initial Indian orders for the large body twinjet are expected this year. The 5X is expected to make its first flight in the first quarter of next year with certification planned at the end of 2016.