Dassault Aviation will exhibit its Falcon 8X at next week's Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association show.
The large cabin Falcon makes up a third of the 75 operating Falcons in the region. The Falcon 8X can fly long-distance trips, which typically are not possible for big business jets. The spacious cabin makes for one of the quietest out of any business jet on the market. The aircraft has FalconEye dual Head-Up Display options for low visibility approaches with a 100-foot minimum, improving flight in bad weather conditions while accessing airports.RELATED STORY: FalconEye HUD gets regulatory approval for Falcon 8X
"Operators in the Middle East highly value the performance, flexibility, robustness and technological excellence of large cabin models like the Falcon 8X, which draw heavily on decades of Dassault fighter aircraft experience," Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trapper said. "This appreciation can only grow with the arrival of the new Falcon 6X and 10X, which will set a new standard in the large cabin segment."
Dassault believes the Falcon will grow in popularity in the region with the new extra widebody Falcon 6X. The Falcon 6X is in the final stages of flight testing and already has a large number of orders from the Middle East, with several due for delivery after entry into service in 2023. The new ultra-long-range Falcon 10X is projected to hit the market in 2025.RELATED STORY: New video from Dassault Falcon shows 8X slicing through Star Wars CanyonDassault is continuing expansion, opening a 15,000-square-foot facility at the Dubai World Central for maintenance, repair and overhaul, serving the business jet community in the Gulf region. The new facility will be able to service 18-24 aircraft at a time and will be built to handle the largest jets in the market.
MEBAA will run Dec. 6-8 at the Dubai World Central.