MAC Aircraft Interior Specialists has completed refurbishment of the second of three Falcon 20s for Egypt Air. The first aircraft was finished late last year and work has begun on the third airplane.
Dassault Falcon 20
Dassault Aviation could launch an all-electric Falcon business jet program in 2014 or 2015, said company engineers at a conference held by the ASTech Paris Region aerospace cluster at the Paris Air Show in June.
With an eye toward ever-increasing environmental awareness, Dassault Aviation is aiming for 2020 entry into service for new technologies that will reduce the fuel burn of future Falcon business jets by 40 percent from that of current in-production Falcons.
France-based Dassault is working to have ready for entry into service in 2020 technologies that would reduce Falcon business jet fuel burn by 40 percent from current in-production Falcons. Ten percent of the improvement would come from the engines’ specific fuel consumption, Dassault head of research Bruno Stoufflet said yesterday during a press briefing at the company’s Bordeaux factory.
Dassault Aviation unveiled a new interior for its Falcon 7X jet here at EBACE yesterday. The cabin was developed with BMW DesignworksUSA, a specialist design house which is part of the BMW car group.
When Kevin Malutinok took the position of vice president and general manager of Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) Wilmington last year, he was the company’s first general manager to have an A&P, and he was determined that “I would not sit in an office all day but rather would be more of a working general manager.”
Like a lot of young Americans in the late 1960s, Pete Cranick was introduced to aviation through the U.S. military.
“The Navy trained me as a jet mechanic and I was assigned to Hawaii to work on the P-3 Orion,” the president of Phoenix Rising Aviation told AIN. “It was a good deal until we rotated to Adak, Alaska.”
Jet Aviation Basel has completed its 35,520-sq-ft hangar 1A extension, an addition that will better accommodate its cabin completion work on green Falcons.
The $5 million facility, which opened officially in November, will simultaneously accommodate as many as 11 Falcons.
Dassault Falcon yesterday announced the long-anticipated upgrade to the Honeywell Primus Epic-based EASy (Enhanced Avionics System) flight deck: the EASy Phase II system with synthetic-vision system (SVS) technology.
Some outlines of Dassault’s future super-midsize Falcon, codenamed SMS, are beginning to emerge, although the French manufacturer said it has no plan to unveil the aircraft here. Nevertheless, among industry observers there is still plenty of speculation about price and cabin size.