Dassault Aviation exhibits Falcon 8X at the Australian International Airshow

Dassault Aviation will be exhibiting its ultra-long-range large cabin jet, the Falcon 8X, at this year’s Australian International Airshow.

The event, which starts today (February 26) through to March 3 at Avalon Airport in Geelong, will also feature the popular 7,410-kilometre Falcon 2000LX twinjet.

Eric Trappier, chairman and chief executive officer of Dassault Aviation, said: “The exceptional combination of range, agility and airport performance of our wide-body trijets and twinjets allows operators to link the numerous challenging hot-and-high airports that dot the Australian continent and the surrounding region, directly to faraway business centers in Asia and other key markets in the world, and they can do this while offering lower trip costs than competing aircraft.”

The benefits have translated into strong sales in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly for the Falcon 7X, of which more than 40 have been delivered in the region, with several additional deliveries in the pipeline, including customers in Australia and New Zealand.

This trend is expected to accelerate with the 8X and the arrival of the new ultra-wide-body Falcon 6X twinjet, which will offer the largest cabin cross section of any business jet.

Visitors will get the opportunity to view the 6X through 3D immersive reality demonstrations, at the Australian International Airshow.