Dassault delivers 2,500th Falcon business jet

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Dassault Aviation has delivered its 2,500th business jet. The aircraft, a Falcon 900LX, was handed over at the Little Rock Completion Center in Arkansas to a longtime Falcon customer based in the USA.

Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, said, “Over the half century it has been in operation, the Falcon fleet has amassed an amazing 17.8 million hours of flight time with some 1,230 operators in 90 countries around the world.

“Moreover, of the 2,500 Falcons delivered to date, more than 2,100 are still flying – which is a clear testimony to the high quality and robustness of our Falcon aircraft and the dedication of those that support them.”

The delivery represents a significant milestone for both the company and the Dassault Falcon line, which has prided itself in performance, comfort, economy and efficiency ever since the first Falcon was delivered in 1965.

Most recently, Dassault has introduced the FalconEye, the first HUD with a combined, enhanced and synthetic vision system capability. Falcon Sphere II integrated electronic flight bag suite, which sets a new standard in paperless cockpit operations, has also been a recent addition to its offering.

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