Australia receives first Falcon 7X VIP Aircraft from Dassault Aviation
The Commonwealth of Australia has taken delivery of the first of three very long range Falcon 7X trijets it has acquired from Dassault Aviation to be operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for government VIP service. The other two aircraft will be handed over in the following months. The VIP units are being delivered with the latest connectivity solutions, intended to provide seamless access to high-speed broadband data anywhere in the world.
“We are extremely honoured that Australia has once again demonstrated its confidence in the Falcon product line,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “The RAAF already has decades of successful experience operating Dassault aircraft, from the Mirage III fighter to the Falcon 20 and Falcon 900 business jets.”
The Falcon 7X offers a combination of range and operational flexibility that no other large-cabin business jet can match. The 5,950 nm / 11,000 km 7X can fly from Canberra to any point in Asia nonstop, or link Canberra to Washington or London in one hop. It can land on short and challenging runways and operate across a wide range of environmental conditions, including extremely hot, humid and dry desert climates. The aircraft’s three-engine design provides additional safety margin, freeing operators from twin-engine operating constraints when flying intercontinental, transoceanic routes.