The first delivery of the Dassault Falcon 8X was made this week in Mérignac, France. The aircraft’s entry into service is with Athens based Amjet Executive. The delivery came only two years after the inception of the project. The $58 million list price Falcon 8X is a stretch derivative of the 7X and was certified by both EASA and the FAA in June.
The Falcon 8X has a larger cabin than the 7X and can fly 6,450 nautical miles non-stop. With a service ceiling of 51,000 feet and a cruising speed of 529 knots, the 8X is also faster than the 7X by 43 knots. It is now the flagship of the Dassault Falcon Jet product line. The aircraft is powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D turbofan engines.
The launch customer, Amjet is a business aircraft management and charter company that also offers MRO services and operates a fleet of various Falcon jets. Additional deliveries are planned in the next few weeks to operators in Brazil, US, UAE, India, and Europe. Eleven aircraft are currently in assembly in Mérignac, and 16 are undergoing completion at Dassault’s Little Rock, Arkansas facility.