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Dassault Aviation acquires TAG Aviation’s European MRO activities

Dassault Aviation acquires TAG Aviation’s European MRO activities

Dassault Aviation and TAG Aviation announced the acquisition of the European maintenance activities of TAG Aviation Group by Dassault. The announcement was made privately at both companies. Talks of the acquisition began in the middle of 2018, however, the deal

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CJI Interview: Eric Trappier, CEO Dassault Falcon – Speaking about the Falcon 6X

CJI Interview: Eric Trappier, CEO Dassault Falcon – Speaking about the Falcon 6X

Dassault launched the Falcon 6X on February 28 as a replacement for the now-canceled Falcon 5X. Dassault had to cancel the Falcon 5X due to ongoing issues with the Silvercrest engines that were due to power it. The Falcon 6X

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Dassault cancels the Falcon 5X

Dassault cancels the Falcon 5X

Dassault has formally begun the process of cancelling its new Falcon 5X business jet, due to ongoing issues with its Safran engines. The Silvercrest engines that were due to power the aircraft suffered multiple delays, pushing back the first Falcon

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Maiden flight for Falcon 5X

Maiden flight for Falcon 5X

The Dassault Falcon 5X has made its first flight using a preliminary version of Safran Silvercrest engines. The aircraft took off on July 5 from Dassault’s Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility and flew for two hours. Dassault announced the Falcon 5X

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Dassault hints at new Falcon launch in 2017

Dassault hints at new Falcon launch in 2017

Dassault Aviation’s chairman Éric Trappier has dropped the strongest hint yet that a new Falcon will be launched in 2017. Speaking to Corporate Jet Investor during the opening ceremony for the new Falcon service centre in Bordeaux, Trappier said he

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First flight on Falcon 8X for Eric Trappier

First flight on Falcon 8X for Eric Trappier

Eric Trappier, Loïk Segalen and Olivier Villa took off in early April from Paris Le Bourget for Teterboro in New York on board the third Dassault Falcon 8X. This was the first time Trappier had flown on the Falcon 8X.

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Falcon 8X nearing certification

Falcon 8X nearing certification

The Dassault Falcon 8X has begun the final stages of its flight test and certification program. The FAA and EASA certifications of the Falcon 8X are expected by the middle of the year and the plane is expected to enter into service

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Dassault at Singapore Airshow

Dassault at Singapore Airshow

Dassault Aviation will display a Falcon 7X and a Falcon 2000LXS at the Singapore Airshow. The six day event coincides with Dassault Aviation’s 100th anniversary. According to the manufacturer, there are currently just over one hundred Falcon business jets based

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Dassault completes Little Rock expansion

Dassault completes Little Rock expansion

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed a new hangar at its Little Rock Completion Center in Arkansas. The manufacturer has spent $60 million on a new hangar at Bill and Hillary Clinton Airport for its two new aircraft models:- the Falcon 8X ultra long

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Dassault showcases Falcon business jets at Dubai Airshow

Dassault showcases Falcon business jets at Dubai Airshow

Dassault Aviation is showcasing its Falcon jets at the Dubai Airshow. The static display features the Falcon 7X, the Falcon 900LX and a mockup of the all-new Falcon 5X very large body twinjet, which rolled out in June 2015. The Middle

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