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Dassault Falcon 5X, 8X Progressing Toward Maiden Flights

By Juliet Van Wagenen  | October 21, 2014
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[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] At NBAA this week, Dassault has made several announcements regarding its Falcon aircraft. 
Dassault Falcon 5X. Photo: Dassault.
Dassault’s brand new Falcon 5X has entered the ground testing phase following power up of the first aircraft at the end of August.  First flight is expected by the second quarter of next year and certification by the end of 2016.
The Dassault Falcon 8X has completed its ground test campaign preparing the way for a maiden flight in the first quarter of next year.
Engine run-up is planned for the end of the year and first flight later in the first quarter of 2015. 
Three aircraft will be involved in the flight test and certification campaign, including one fully outfitted with an interior. Aircraft number two completed wing joining operations earlier this month and is due to fly in the second quarter. 

Production of subsequent units has started and is proceeding as expected. Deliveries are scheduled to start in the second half of 2016. 

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