While few in the business aviation industry are forecasting a spike in growth, they are willing to recognize that a recovery appears to be under way, albeit with fingers crossed behind their collective backs.
The Indian Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, April 27, asked Dassault Aviation and Eurofighter to extend their commercial bids beyond the April 28 deadline for the 126-aircraft medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) requirement.
Dassault Falcon is offering a practical training program for the Falcon 900 and 2000 EASy. Approved by the French Aviation Authority (DGAC), the program was originally launched in April 2007 in support of the Falcon 7X entry-into-service and is certified under EASA Part 66 regulations.
Dassault has ceased production of its Falcon 2000DX and Falcon 900DX, CEO Charles Edelstenne revealed at the company’s annual press conference on March 17. Another company official explained to AIN that the small market for the airplanes–only a handful are produced each year–did not justify their continued production. The DX letters designated shorter-range versions of the Falcon 2000 and 900, offered at a hoped-for attractive price.
IBM’s content and archival management software allows Dassault to store, archive and preserve the integrity of the critical 3-D design and data models of its aircraft for the entire lifecycle.
Dassault Aviation conducted a "successful" flight test to evaluate laminar wings for large business jets. The flight was performed at the companyπs flight-test center in Istres, France, using a Falcon 7X equipped with an infrared camera to measure differences in surface temperatures between laminar and turbulent areas of the horizontal tailplane.
Major subassemblies for the Neuron UCAV technology demonstrator have been delivered to Dassault Aviation, which acts as prime contractor and design authority for this pan-European project. Sweden-based Saab handed over the front and central sections, while HAI in Greece delivered the rear fuselage.
Dassault Aviation recently conducted a “successful” flight test to evaluate laminar wings for large business jets. The flight was performed at the company’s flight-test center in Istres, France, using a Falcon 7X equipped with an infrared camera to measure differences in surface temperatures between laminar and turbulent areas of the horizontal tailplane.
William Fox, 68, a long-time employee of Dassault Falcon Jet, died on November 16 in Mountain Home, Ark. An Air Force veteran, he served 32 years with the airframer as an electrical engineer before his retirement.
Not today, and not tomorrow, but maybe someday. That is Dassault's view of the supersonic business jet, said Olivier Villa, Dassault's senior v-p civil aircraft, here at MEBA.