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  • Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X rolls out

    On 17th December, at their Bordeaux-Merignac site (south western of France), Dassault Aviation welcomed 200 carefully selected guests to the official presentation of their new flagship, the Falcon 8X. A really special moment for Dassault and their customers.
     

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  • Dassault’s Little Rock plant expands

    On 17th December, the first Falcon 8X, destined for flight testing, will roll off the production line at Merignac (near Bordeaux, South West France). For the occasion, Dassault Aviation has invited some 200 people, mostly customers. During 2016, the first business jets of the series will go to the Little Rock plant in the United States to have their cabins fitted out.
     

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  • Falcon-50 crashed with Christophe de Margerie

    After the shock come the investigations. On Monday, 20th October, around 10 o’clock late evening (Paris time), the Falcon 50 jet, carrying the CEO of Total, crashed at Vnukovo Airport, one of Moscow’s three international airports (see the amateur video above).
     

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  • Challenger 650: new Bombardier twin-jet

    Bombardier is expanding its line of Challenger business jets. The Canadian manufacturer presented their Challenger 650 on 19th., October in Orlando, Florida. The presentation ceremony was held on the tarmac of the NBAA show, dedicated to business aviation, which runs from 21st to 23rd October.
     

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  • Gulfstream launches two new business jets

    On 14 October at their headquarters in Savannah, Gulfstream unveiled two new top of the range business jet projects: the G500 and the G600. Main objective: to prevent the Dassault Aviation 5X and 8X Falcon from gaining too much of a stronghold on the market.
     

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  • The Panthera shows classy power at the Cannes Airshow

    The 36°C. on the tarmac at Cannes airport did not deter visitors to the 8th., Cannes Airshow. It has even become an annual day out, for some, wishing to keep abreast of the latest models whether they be microlights or private jets. Dedicated to general aviation ...
     

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  • Business Aviation : an overview of the current figures

    Even though 12 million millionaires and some 1,645 billionaires in the world today can afford to buy a jet, there are only a handful who actually possess one. In fact, worldwide, there are only around 30,000 business jets actually in service. Where ? Mainly in the United States.
     

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  • Dassault unveils its Falcon 8X

    Announced last March under the code name "M-1000", Dassault Aviation unveiled its new, very long range jet, the Falcon 8X on 19th May. The aircraft which, for the time being exists only on paper, was presented in Geneva, Switzerland, on the eve of the opening of the EBACE business aviation show.
     

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  • Falcon 7X speed record

    On May 2nd 2014, a Falcon 7X flew between Teterboro Airport (New-York City, United States) and London City Airport (United Kingdom) in a record time of 5 hours and 54 minutes according to Dassault Aviation. The aircraft, fully equipped for normal operation, cruised at a speed more than 670 mph (1,090 kph) over a distance of 4,000 miles (6,450 km).
     

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  • Newrest provides 5-star snacks at Le Bourget

    After Nice, Geneva, Malaga and Palma, Majorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands, Newrest has just opened a new designated business aviation kitchen at Le Bourget airport, near Paris. The company, which has specialized in ''aviation catering'' since 1996 has done this in respond to a demand from its upmarket clientele.
     

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  • Bombardier's Learjet 85 first flight

    On 9th., April, more than six years after its launch, the Learjet 85 made its first test flight over Wichita, Kansas, in the United States where it is assembled. During the two hours spent in the air, the prototype reached an altitude of over 9,100 m. (29,800 ft.) and a speed of 460 km/h (285 mph).
     

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  • Dassault Aviation's business jets, and the Rafale...

    Business aviation is looking healthier. During the presentation of its annual report on 13th., March in Saint- Cloud, on the outskirts of Paris, Dassault Aviation announced that it had received 64 firm orders for the Falcon in 2013, six more than the previous year...
     

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  • The Daher-Socata TBM-900 unveiled !

    After three years of development, the new single-engined Daher-Socata turboprop has been unveiled. The six-seater TBM-900 was presented to an invited audience on 12th., March in Tarbes ( south west France ) where the French manufacturer is located. Compared to its brother, the TBM-850, on the market since 2009, the TBM 900 has many improvements...
     

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  • The TBM-900 in the air

    The latest Daher-Socata TBM-900 single-engined turboprop six-seater, has been marketed since the beginning of the year, and totals 40 firm orders to date. Take a look at the video - without commentary - which follows.
     

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  • Textron, a giant in the private and business aviation is born !

    Only a few days after Christmas, Textron, the owner of Bell Helicopter for more than half a century and Cessna since 1992, has just expanded its list of subsidiaries. By signing on the dotted line for $ 1.4 billion, the U.S Group is now the owner of Beechcraft.
     

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  • First production HondaJet in the showrooms soon !

    Honda Aircraft Company, founded only in 2006, has not wasted any time. Less than three years after the first flight of the HondaJet over its factory based in Greensboro, North Carolina, on the east coast of the United States, the Japanese aircraft manufacturer is close to certification...
     

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  • Business aviation slump soon to pick up ?

    On the occasion of the world's largest business aviation show in Las Vegas which ends on October 24, we take a look at this market which has been suffering since the economic crisis of 2008 and still struggling to take off again ! But for how much longer ?
     

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  • Dassault intends to make a killing with their 5X Falcon !

    Dassault Aviation has not come empty-handed to the biggest international exhibition of business aviation in Las Vegas. In their bag of goodies, the French manufacturer has brought its 5X Falcon jet which should make a complete break from existing aircraft.
     

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  • Dassault unveils its Falcon "5X"

    At the N.B.A.A. international business aviation show in Las Vegas, Dassault Aviation has just officially unveiled the latest in its line of business jets; the Falcon 5X. A full report will follow up with more details, but just to whet your appetite, here are a few images of what it will look like…
     

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