The new Dassault Falcon 8X took to the skies for its maiden flight, as shown in this video.
The Falcon 8X will be the flagship of the Dassault fleet, with 6,450 nm range and a cabin that is 3.5 feet longer than that of the Falcon 7X. Powered by 3 Pratt & Whitney 307D engines, the Falcon 8X is expected to be 35% more fuel efficient than any other ultra long-range business aircraft. The aircraft will be equipped with the EASy 3 flight deck, the next generation of advanced avionics from Honeywell with an advanced man-machine interface, building on earlier EASy variants, and will include an all new flight management system.
The 8X is expected to enter service in the second half of 2016 and will compete with ultra long-range models from Gulfstream and Bombardier.