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    Dassault Aviation will offer an expanded range of on-ground services to support customers at this year’s World Economic Forum.

    In addition to standard onsite troubleshooting provided by the Falcon Command Centers, special events support will include technical team assistance and offsite resources provided through the company’s Authorized Service Center network and its Falcon Response AOG service portfolio. AOG services will be supported by a pair of dedicated Falcon 900 Airborne Support aircraft that can also offer alternative lift if required.

    This year’s special event support effort will kick off at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, scheduled for January 17-20. The forum, which brings together intellectuals, business leaders and heads of state from around the world, results in an unusually large influx of business aircraft at Zurich, Basel and other nearby civil and military airfields. The Davos support team will work in coordination with Dassault’s three Swiss-based Falcon Authorized Service Centers, which are certified to perform maintenance on all Falcon models. If necessary, the team will also be able to draw on spare parts from Dassault’s Paris-Le Bourget warehouse. Parts can be delivered onsite from Le Bourget within three hours.

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    Dassault Aviation has been nominated for the Collier Trophy for their FalconEye display system. They are one of 4 nominees striving for winning this coveted and prestigious award. For those who do not know, the Collier Trophy is offered every year for the greatest achievement in the area of aeronautics and astronautics in the U.S.A. The other three nominees for this year are Blue Origin New Shepard reusable rocket, Boeing 737 Max and the U.S. Air Force 212th Rescue/249th Airlift Squadrons.

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    Dassault’s 2017 Falcon Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Seminars will kick off April 11th in West Palm Beach, Florida. The seminars will make their way to eight cities around the world before concluding in Mahwah, New Jersey, on May 18th.

    This year, for the first time, the Seminar Series was preceded by a special forum tailored to the needs of operators of older, out-of-production models like the Falcon 10, Falcon 20 and Falcon 50. This event, called Falcon Classic, took place on February 1st, in Dallas, Texas.

    “The M&O Seminar Series has been an annual tradition since 1966, attracting hundreds of attendees between multiple venues,” said Jacques Chauvet, Dassault Aviation Senior Vice President of Worldwide Falcon Customer Service. ”But we also recognized that many of the earliest Falcons that we built are still flying. The Falcon Classic forum, which drew over 100 operators, was created to address the needs of this very unique community.”

    As in previous editions, this year’s M&O Series will provide in-depth information on Dassault’s latest products and services, including the FalconResponse portfolio of AOG support services, along with demonstrations of the company’s latest performance software and app solutions and tips on how to keep Falcon aircraft up to the most advanced technological standards. Dassault Aviation’s partners will be present at each seminar location to answer Falcon operators’ questions. Seminars will include model-specific and general technical sessions addressing operational and technical topics ranging from troubleshooting solutions to reliability improvements and STC updates. Dedicated pilot sessions led by Falcon Pilot Support Teams will keep Falcon flight crews abreast of the latest developments in flight operations.

    More than 2,100 Falcons are currently flying, with 1,225 operators around the world, in 90 countries.

    2017 Falcon M&O Seminar Dates and Locations:
    • April 11th: West Palm Beach, Florida
    • April 12th: Shanghai, China
    • April 18th: Seattle, Washington
    • April 20th: Chicago, Illinois
    • April 26/27th: Paris, France
    • May 10th: Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • May 16th: Dallas, Texas
    • May 18th: Mahwah, New Jersey

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    Dassault Aviation has approved Hawker Pacific’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia facility as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Falcon 8X, Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000 EX Easy- and Falcon 900 EX EASy- series aircraft.Located at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, the 36,000 square-foot facility is equipped to provide line maintenance services for both local and transient operators. It is ISO 9001:2008 certified as well as Part 145 Malaysian DCAM approved.

    Maintenance approvals from the FAA and EASA are expected by mid-year. In addition to maintenance services, the facility can handle repair and overhaul, retrofits, modifications and upgrades, and accommodate 24/7 AOG (Aircraft On Ground) support, including a Go Team, complete with appropriate tooling and equipment. As well as ensuring a local support capability for operators based in Malaysia, the agreement will provide an alternate maintenance option for Falcon customers at Hawker Pacific’s Falcon ASC in Singapore. “Strengthening our global ASC network is vital to Dassault Aviation’s commitment to provide top notch local support for all Falcon customers, as evidenced by recent surveys that place the quality of Dassault support services at the top of the industry,” said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President Worldwide Customer Service. ”And we’re confident that Hawker Pacific’s excellent service record and exemplary safety standards will maximize customer satisfaction for South-East Asian operators.”
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    This year, the Beijing International Business Aviation Show (CIBAS) will feature the Falcon 8X, Dassault’s newest business jet in the ultra-long range class.

    Since entering into service last year, the 6,450 nm/11,945 km trijet has been delivered to operators in key markets around the world, including the United States, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and India. The first Chinese based aircraft will be handed over in the coming weeks.“The Falcon 8X offers the range and airport performance to connect our Chinese customers with business hubs throughout Europe, North America and Africa, which is of primary importance here,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “And the feedback on our new flagship has been universally positive, especially cabin noise levels, which make it the quietest aircraft in its class.”

    In the first six months the Falcon 8X has been in service, operational capability has been continuously upgraded, most recently through new approvals covering flight in severe crosswind conditions (up to 30 knots) and operation at London City Airport, one of the world’s most restrictive airfields.

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    The Dassault Falcon website has a slightly different front page now so it may look a bit different from when you last visited it. A number of other areas of the site have been updated and changed too.
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    Dassault Falcon 8X... closeup of the nose! Pretty cool!

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    Dassault Falcon Service Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

    Dassault Falcon Service celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, barely a year after the 100 year anniversary of its parent company, Dassault Aviation – a tribute to the key role this wholly-owned subsidiary has played in building the Falcon brand. Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) was created in 1967, under the name Europe Falcon Service, to provide customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East with a level of product support on par with the quality of the company’s Falcon Jets. Today, DFS is the biggest Falcon support organization in the world, with 640 employees, approvals from more than 20 national airworthiness authorities and activities in maintenance, upgrades, FBO services, training and air charter. Its primary maintenance, overhaul and repair (MRO) facility, located at its home base in Paris/Le Bourget, is the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to Falcons, with seven hangars and 25 aircraft bays.

    “Since its inception, fifty years ago, DFS has committed itself to optimizing interaction and proximity to Falcon operators and ensuring that they enjoy access to the best and most complete package of support services available in the industry,” said DFS General Manager Jean Kayanakis. “Maximizing customer satisfaction and maintaining ownership value remain our primary objective.” In 1988, in cooperation with Flight Training International, it created the Falcon Training Center, also located at Le Bourget. The center recently installed the first full flight simulator for Dassault’s new ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet. In 2004, under its present name, DFS founded its first satellite service center, in Rome, and later added facilities in Nice, France and London/Luton and more recently, in Moscow/Vnukovo and Libreville, Gabon. All told, the satellite network handles some 1,500 customer events annually.

    DFS also took over responsibility for customer support in India and China and beefed up its GoTeam and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) capability with FalconResponse, a portfolio of AOG services developed by Dassault Aviation that includes the industry’s first alternative lift offering. DFS operates one of the two dedicated Falcon 900 aircraft used by FalconResponse to support customers. The program has supported about 150 missions since it was introduced two years ago. Nearly half of users opt for alternative lift. In October 2016, DFS inaugurated a second MRO center in Mérignac, near Bordeaux, to service the Falcon 7X, 8X and future large body models to come.In May of this year, DFS signed an agreement with Japan Air Lines (JAL) that will enable JAL customers to travel on to destinations in Europe and Africa not covered by the airline’s commercial network using DFS’s charter fleet and Le Bourget FBO. DFS operates six Falcon Jets, including two Falcon 7X’s, and flew about 3,600 hours last year, making it one of Europe’s largest Falcon operators. Its Le Bourget FBO, which handles over 5,000 aircraft movements/year, was recently rated number three in Europe by European Business Aviation.

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    Dassault Falcon was at the recently concluded Dubai Air Show and they had their flagship Falcon 8X along with the Falcon 900LX. The exhibit featured a new modernized version of the super versatile Falcon 900LX long range trijet introduced in late 2016 as well as the flagship Falcon 8X. The 6,450 nm/11,945 km Falcon 8X has generated considerable excitement in the Middle East since the first aircraft was delivered to a Gulf customer several months ago. The 8X is now in service in all major markets, including the U.S., Europe, Russia, China and India, in addition to the Middle East.

    “We expect the Gulf region to play a big role in the success of our new flagship, which offers the best combination of range, cabin comfort and operating efficiency of any business jet on the market,” said Dassault Aviation Chairman/CEO Eric Trappier. “We also anticipate heavy demand here for our upgraded Falcon 900LX model, with a re-designed cabin, contemporary styling, optimized sound proofing, and the latest cabin systems that make it the best buy in its category for years to come.”

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