Dassault Aviation has unveiled the latest addition to its range of business jets, the Falcon 8X which can transport 8 passengers and 3 crew members nearly 12,000 km without stopovers.
It will be the longest Falcon ever built by the French manufacturer which is very prominent in Aquitaine with three establishments, including 2 in Gironde.
Final assembly of the first cell should begin in the coming months on the Bordeaux Mérignac site.
This unit should make its maiden flight in early 2015 and be certified mid-2016 for first deliveries before the end of 2016.
(Source: Objectif Aquitaine 19/05/2014)