The Long Ranger
Breakfast in London, dinner in Cape Town? Dassault’s Falcon 8X can get you there.
In the heady world of the business jet, Dassault’s Falcon 8X reigns supreme. Longer, faster and more economical than the 7X it replaces, the larger fuel tanks and extra legroom courtesy of its 3.5-foot stretch make long distance travel a doddle.
Take our aforementioned London to Cape Town trip for an example. This 9678km journey is a relatively popular business jaunt for the average CEO and tempted as he may be to book himself into business class on a scheduled flight, using the 8X is a completely different experience.
The Falcon’s steep approach and strong climb-out gradients allow it to use a myriad of airfields, meaning it has no problem with London City Airport’s 3934foot (1200m) runway. This equates to no queuing to get out of London, no sitting in traffic on the motorway (the M25 gods doesn’t care that you’re a CEO) and no need to worry about the Ibiza stag dos at Gatwick. Of course, with a private jet you can take off from wherever you desire, with many of London’s bussiness jet operators preferring the far less busy airports of Biggin Hill and Farnborough. [Continued...]
Dassault’s 8X business jet is luxurious, economical and fast
In much the same way as Formula One motor car racing technology finds its way into every day on road cars, so does fighter jet technology get integrated into the world of executive business jets.
Clearly illustrated in their Falcon 8X, Dassault’s fast business jet has bee infused with jet fighter DNA gathered from within the wealth of subsidiaries that come under the wing of France’s Dassault Group.
Designed with extra long range capability, the new Falcon series is bigger, more fuel-efficient and considerably faster than its predecessors all thanks to the military grade airframe that the group has become famous for.
With decades of development, behind it this tri-jet configurationaircraft is at the peak of aeronautical innovation, featuring a number of Dassault engineered systems,
Using specially developed Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofans, the aircraft delivers 5% more thrust, giving it unmatched performance and a stunning top speed of Mack 0.5. With over 12 million hours of operation behind them these proven engines help reduce operating costs by as much as 35% -- compared to rival jest and combined [To be continued...]