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Dassault’s Falcon 7X Approved for London City Airport Operations

Dassault Falcon today announced that the Falcon 7X recently received approval to fly into London City Airport (LCY).  The 7X offers the most range and cabin size of any business jet permitted to fly from London City Airport and links the heart of one of the world’s largest financial centres with nonstop access to the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

“Flying into London City was a goal from the early development of the Falcon 7X program,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.  “During these times, speed, access and efficiency are paramount to all of our customers and this approval will help ensure 7X operators can remain one step ahead of their competition.”

To operate to and from London City Airport, an aircraft must demonstrate exacting performance in order to approach, land and take-off on the airport’s short runway (4,327 ft/1,319 m at landing and 3,934 ft/1,199m at take-off) in the heart of London.  It also has to meet strict environmental standards that manage aircraft noise.  In the case of the Falcon 7X, the noise level was measured in the same category as a much smaller turboprop.

The operational process for London City approval began in April 2008 when Dassault was granted steep approach certification for the Falcon 7X from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The airport’s steep approach procedures require a glide slope of 5.5 degrees as opposed to the standard 3.0 degrees.  Approval flights at London City Airport were performed on 10 October 2008.

“Flying into London City requires precision and stability in the handling and speed of the aircraft,” said Philippe Deleume, Chief Test Pilot for Dassault Aviation. “The digital flight control system on the Falcon 7X helps to ensure those requirements are met while landing and departing from one of the world’s most challenging airports.”

Announced at the Paris Air Show in 2001, the Falcon 7X was simultaneously certified by both the EASA and FAA on 27 April 2007.  It features the award-winning EASy Flight Deck and is powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines. It has a range of 5950 nautical miles (eight passengers, M.80 with NBAA IFR reserves) which can comfortably connect 95 per cent of the commonly used business aviation city pairs.  It now joins the Falcon 900, Falcon 50 and Falcon 10 family of aircraft with London City Airport approval.

Editors note

Photos are available at: www.falconphotogallery.com

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Further information

Dassault Falcon press contacts:
France: Vadim Feldzer +33 1 47 11 44 13 or Alex Munoz +33 1 47 11 64 23
U.S.: Ralph Aceti +1 201 541 4585 or Andrew Ponzoni +1 201-541-4588

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