Dassault’s Avalon Airshow lineup

News — 26.02.19 BY Sylvie Peron

The combination of range, agility and airport performance of Dassault’s Falcon tri-jets and twin-jets allows operators to link the numerous challenging hot-and-high airports that dot the Australian continent and the surrounding region, directly to faraway business centres in Asia and other key markets in the world. More than 40 Falcon 7Xs have been delivered in the region with a number of additional deliveries in the pipeline, which include customers in Australia and New Zealand.

The 8X is generating strong interest in Australia and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region because of its extended range, short takeoff and landing capability and low operating costs. The 8X has already registered half a dozen orders from customers in the region. The 6,450 nm / 11,945 km trijet is the flagship of Dassault Aviation’s Falcon business jet line.


Falcon twin-engine sales are expected to get a further boost in the region with the arrival of the 5,500 nm / 10,186 km Falcon 6X, which recently entered the detail design phase and is on track for a first flight in 2021 with first deliveries following in 2022.

Australia has been an important market for Dassault for half a century. The company’s first business jet, the Falcon 20, entered commercial service ‘Down Under’ in 1967, two years after its service introduction in the United States. The Falcon 20 entered the inventory of the Royal Australian Air Force the same year and served in the RAAF’s transport and utility wing for 22 years before being replaced by the Falcon 900. The force flew five Falcon 900s for 13 years.

Visitors at the Australian International Airshow will be able to view 3D immersive reality demonstrations of the 6X. Dassault will be at Chalet EW11 and static space TA4/5 during the event.