Dassault Falcon 8X
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The French Dassault Falcon 8X business tri-jet will follow the successful 7X series as a larger, longer-range product.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Dassault Falcon 8X Long-Range Business Jet Aircraft. Entry last updated on 6/27/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Based on the preceding Falcon 7X model, the Falcon 8X is billed as a longer-range, larger cabin business jet alternative utilizing refined swept-back wings (featuring winglets) and a revised "tri-jet" turbofan engines for maximum fuel efficiency. Additional windows along the passenger cabin walls provide increased natural lighting while the cabin has been increased some 3.5 feet in length over that of the Falcon 7X (the longest cabin of any available Falcon jet in fact). Engineers have also increased internal fuel stores to achieve the desired operational ranges. A standard operating crew will be three in an all-digital cockpit (based on the Falcon 5X) with a passenger-hauling capability of up to eight in business-level comfort with a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) listed at 73,000lbs. Power will be served through 3 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307 series turbofans (6,722lbs thrust each) allowing the jet to fly some fourteen hours out, giving it important access to critical business markets such as Shanghai, New York and Sao Paulo.
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June 2014 - The first Falcon 8X was under construction at Dassault Bordeaux-Merignac with a Little Rock, Arkansas, USA location assisting. Its flight testing phase was set to begin sometime in 2015 with certification hoped for 2016. With the arrivals of the 5X and 8X products, Dassault's lineup will now become six business jet offerings for even the most discerning global customer.
February 2015 - It was announced that the Falcon 8X completed its first flight from Bordeaux-Merignac. The aircraft stands as one of three that will be used for the flight test program. Certification is still targeted for sometime in 2016.
June 2016 - The Falcon 8X has been type-certified as a variant of the existing Falcon 7X line.
October 2016 - Dassault has begun deliveries of its Falcon 8X to launch-customer Amjet Executive of Greece.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (609mph).
Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
Graph showcases the Dassault Falcon 8X's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.