(09 Sep 2021) Dassault Aviation is showcasing an ultra-long-range Falcon 8X on the static display of this year’s Russian Business Aviation Exhibition (RUBAE) which opened at the Vnukovo-3 Business Aviation Center in Moscow on Wednesday.
Visitors to the event, taking place 8-10 September, will also be able to see a cabin mockup of the wide body Falcon 6X aircraft, which is now in flight test with entry into service planned for the end of 2022. The 6X mockup is making a new appearance in Russia after a successful 2021 European tour including exhibitions in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Geneva and Milan.
Russian aircraft operators can also view presentations and take a 3D digital walkthrough of the all-new Falcon 10X which is scheduled to enter service at the end of 2025.
“We are in Moscow on the heels of excellent acceptance of the long range Falcon 7X and 8X in the Russian and CIS markets,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “We have already begun taking orders in Russia for the Falcon 6X and expect this plane to have the same success in that country as our other top models.”
The 6X cabin mockup gives Russian business aviation users the opportunity to experience one of the widest and tallest cabins in a currently flying business jet. At 6 feet 6 inches (1.98m) high and 8-feet 6 inches (2.58m) wide, the 6X can fly over 10-hours and up to 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 km).
Unveiled in May of this year, the 10X surpasses even the cabin dimensions of the 6X. The cabin is 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall and 9 feet 1 inch wide (2.77 m). The aircraft has a maximum range of 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km) and a top speed of Mach 0.925.
Dassault has also been making significant strides in growing and improving its global servicing and spare parts capability, including in the Russia/CIS market.
Thanks to its acquisition of TAG Maintenance Services (TMS) in 2019, the company now offers line maintenance services at Moscow’s Ostafyevo Airport, in addition to those offered at the satellite service centers at Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo, run by Dassault Falcon Service, a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation. The Vnukovo facility also includes a recently opened spare parts department.