The Dassault Falcon 8X Completes Its Inaugural Flight

The new flagship for Dassault Aviation, the Falcon 8X, flew for the first time in early February, just over a month after the ceremonial first rollout at the factory in Bordeaux, France. The three-engine jet was in the air for about two hours, reaching altitude of 15,000 feet. The program is on track for deliveries to start in the second half of next year. The 8X offers a spacious cabin 42 feet long—3.5 feet longer than the 7X’s—and a range of more than 7,400 miles. Like the 7X, the 8X can fly steep approaches…

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