Dassault’s Falcon 7X business jet has received its type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). All in-production Falcons are now certified in the country, the French-based manufacturer added. Salesmen are very optimistic about sales in the region this year.
Dassault Falcon’s new factory-owned service center at Sorocaba Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, recently received repair station certification from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo is authorized to perform line maintenance and all multiples of A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcon 10/100s, 50/50EXs, 2000s and 900s, as well as the Falcon 7X fly-by-wire trijet.
The Falcon 7X in August received FAA approval for steep approaches, after a process that involved testing the Dassault large-cabin business jet at slopes up to 8.65 degrees. EASA approved the trijet for steep approaches last year and the UK CAA approved the 7X for approaches to London City Airport (LCY) in February of this year.
NetJets Europe has become the first operator permitted to fly the Falcon 7X trijet into London City Airport (LCY), which requires special approval for the downtown airfield’s 5.5-deg steep approach. The fractional ownership provider last year flew nearly 5,000 flights to and from the airport, making London City the fourth most popular destination in the operator’s fleet.
Aero-Dienst, based in Nuremberg, Germany, has been approved by Dassault Aviation as an authorized service center for the Falcon 7X trijet. The German company is already an authorized service center for the Falcon 2000 and 900 series, including the latest EASy and EX versions.
Jet Aviation’s completions work for Dassault Falcon aircraft is gathering pace and EBACE visitors can see a prime example of its craftsmanship out on the static display. The Falcon 7X that it has on show is its first project for the new trijet and it also happens to be the 100th Falcon business jet interior provided by the company’s completion and refurbishment center in Basel, Switzerland.
Nordam (Booth No. 1539) recently delivered the first shipset of cabinets for Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 7X, less than a year after being selected to produce all cabinetry for the large cabin trijet back in April 2008. A three-stage delivery of the first shipset began on March 9 from the company’s cabinetry division in Wichita, Kansas.
UK-based executive aircraft charter broker Air Partner has reported a dip in business during the first five weeks of the second quarter of its current financial year. The December 10 statement from the publicly traded group suggests that charter market conditions have been declining significantly as last year drew to a close, in the wake of what it described as “further deterioration in the global economic climate.”
Dassault Aviation is close to getting approval for its Falcon 7X aircraft to operate from London City Airport. The airport is just a couple of miles from the UK capital’s financial district and has a 5.5-deg steep approach.
Delta AirElite Business Jets recently announced that it is the first U.S. charter operator to add a Dassault (Booth No. 235) Falcon 7X to its fleet. The 5,950-nm-range trijet will be based in the Rocky Mountain region, the charter firm said. The Falcon 7X is on display this week at Orlando Executive Airport.