Discussion in 'Dassault Falcon Jet' started by Jet News, Aug 28, 2012.
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Falcon 2015 Regional Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Seminar Series will kick off April 7 in Seattle, Washington, making its way to nine cities across the United States, Europe and Asia before concluding in Mahwah, New Jersey on May 14.“Face to face meetings are the focal point of our ongoing effort to optimize communications with Falcon operators,” said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Service, Dassault Aviation. “There is no better platform for such face to face contact than our M&O Seminars, which is why we continue to improve and expand the content of the seminar programs so customers can most benefit from these important and valuable interactive events.”
The annual M&O Seminar Series is an ongoing tradition, attracting hundreds of Falcon family members to each session. The importance of the series has grown as the Falcon fleet continually expands, recently passing the 2,000 aircraft mark and over 1,200 operators worldwide. This year’s tour will see Paris, France continue with an expanded two-day format while remaining seminars will stick to the convenient one-day format, which has proven popular among operators in Asia and the Americas.
Regional M&O Seminars offer Falcon operators a unique opportunity to communicate directly with Dassault specialists, engineering teams, pilots and supplier representatives on a wide range of topics. They address both operational and technical issues and are designed to help aircraft operators improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of their operations. Topics range from the latest customer service and engineering support initiatives to enhancements in troubleshooting and product reliability. The seminars are also an opportunity to present and discuss new and exciting products and services. The 2015 series will highlight Falcon Airborne Support, a new service dedicating a pair of long-range Falcon 900s available around the clock for AOG purpose to transport technical teams, tools, spare parts and, in certain situations, provide alternate lift for passengers.
Check out Dassault Falcon 7X's chasing the recent solar eclipse over the Faroe islands
Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) has completed an initial C-check on an in-service Falcon 7X business jet. C-checks on the Falcon 7X are the largest scheduled maintenance events and are due every eight years or every 4,000 cycles, whichever comes first. Although many of the first built aircraft have not reached the maintenance limits as the Falcon 7X was introduced in 2007, it was decided to move up the first inspection at DFS to demonstrate and optimize the quality of the Falcon 7X overhaul process.
Deer Jet in Beijing signed an agreement with Dassault to provide line maintenance and unscheduled maintenance for the Falcon 7X type business jets. Located at Beijing Capital Airport, Deer Jet is one of the world’s largest business jet operators, with a number of Falcon 7X aircraft in its managed aircraft fleet. “Deer Jet has both the tooling and training to provide support to the ever growing volume of Falcon traffic that is coming through Beijing,” said Kathy Liu, director of customer service, Asia for Dassault. “Furthermore, their experience as a Falcon 7X operator gives them hands-on know-how that will greatly benefit customers who call upon the company for assistance in its new role.”
Dassault has launched a new Chinese language website to make information on the Falcon product line more readily accessible for Mandarin speakers and established a new presence on WeChat, one of the country’s most widely used social networking platforms.The new website, www.dassaultfalcon.cn, is built on the same advanced platform as the Falcon global site - www.dassaultfalcon.com - and provides a host of multimedia content related to the Falcon product line. The site is optimized for mobile and tablet devices and designed to mirror the layout, look and functionality of the global language site, ensuring a consistent experience for all users.
Dassault say they have seen a recovery in key USA and Northern Europe markets, however, as it relates to key developing markets it appears to still be a continuing slowdown.
Dassault Falcon 8X makes public debut at the Paris Airshow at the Le Bourget Airport. The first 8X came out at the end of 2014 pretty much one year after it was announced to the public by Dassault Falcon. How different is it from the Falcon 7X? Well it is a shade longer, about 3 feet but it is much heavier and can load alot more fuel and thus has a nearly 500+ NM more range over the 7X.
A look at how Dassault does their VIP interiors
Dassault Falcon Jet will open a new spare parts Regional Distribution Center (RDC) which is due to be operational before the end of the year. This RDC will be strategically located at UPS Worldport in Louisville, Kentucky, and stocked with the most frequently ordered Falcon parts. The Louisville facility will allow customers to extend the ordering deadline to 10:00PM ET for 8:00 AM ET delivery the next morning. It will complement the existing United States-based distribution centers in San Jose, Little Rock, Wilmington and Teterboro.
“Using UPS aircraft, our customers will experience faster service, later loading, next day delivery and lower cost ground transportation,” said Geoff Chick, Vice President of Customer Service for the Western Hemisphere. “Delivering the parts our customers need, when they need them, is at the forefront of all of our spares efforts.” Dassault Falcon’s global spares network consists of 13 RDCs located around the world. These facilities house nearly $800 million in Falcon spare parts representing over 300,000 unique part numbers. Dassault is considered the business aviation market leader in spare parts availability with an industry leading 98.5% spares service level. Service level is defined as the percentage of line items shipped that meet the customer’s required date. The Dassault Falcon service level benchmark covers all Falcon models, from current production aircraft to legacy models delivered since 1965.
A look at when Dassault Falcons 8x debuted at the 51st Paris Airshow last week. Thousands of people gawked and were amazed at the new Dassault offering and its agility with graceful nature.
Inside this gorgeous Dassault Falcon 7X M-YNNS
Jet Aviation Basel will install Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21TM upgrade on a Dassault Falcon 2000 in August, followed by a second installation on a Dassault Falcon 2000EX in September. These are the company’s first two Pro Line 21 upgrades. Designed to last a generation, the Pro Line 21 upgrade from Rockwell Collins is an avionics system solution that provides flexibility in flight deck configurations and flight display formatting. The upgrade includes well-structured and easy to understand large Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Displays (AMLCDs) and a combination of high integrity systems to help improve operational safety. Pro Line 21 is a prerequisite for FANS (Future Air Navigation System) operation, which is already being implemented and will be fully effective by 2020. Last year, Dassault Falcon announced that it will include FANS capabilities in its EASy II equipped Falcon 900, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 7X aircraft. Dassault Falcon is currently in the process of developing a FANS upgrade.
Dassault Falcon is displaying a Falcon 7X long-range executive jet at the 2015 CIBAS. China is a good step-off market for Dassault Falcon. At the end of last year there were 32 of the type flying in the China area. The French company is going to look to have a strong sales pitch at the Chinese show to see if it can accelerate deliveries into this region.
With the new flagship Dassault Falcon 8X soon ready for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), some are wondering how is that going to affect sales of the predecessor, the 7X? The Falcon 8X is a slightly larger aircraft basically a 1-meter stretch but it also has greater range with a 450 nautical mile greater difference between the two leading models. Will the 8X eat into 7X sales? What is the future for the Falcon 7X. Well, Dassault Falcon answers that by saying they will continue to sell the 7X alongside the 8X and later on decide what they will do with the 7X.
Just last week Dassault Falcon announced that they gained certification for the Falcon 8X from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Now there is news that the brand new trijet has attained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Of course Dassault Falcon is busy preparing the model for entry into service to customers and this is expected to happen towards early fourth quarter.
Dassault Aviation’s revolutionary Combined Vision System –dubbed FalconEye--has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Agency for use on the Falcon 2000S and LXS twinjet aircraft. FalconEye will also be certified soon on the new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet.FalconEye is the first head up display (HUD) system to blend synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and actual thermal and low-light camera images into a single view, providing an unprecedented level of situational awareness to flight crews in all conditions of operation, day and night.The system is equipped with a fourth-generation multi sensor camera that generates very high definition images close to those on a military FLIR. In synthetic vision system (SVS) mode, the camera displays a 30 x 40 degree field of view, one of the widest angles on any HUD, ensuring full coverage of the viewing area with no tunnel vision effects. And the system’s modular architecture will make it easy to add on future capabilities, like enhanced vision system (EVS) landings.
Dassault Aviation will present its expanding line of large-cabin long range Falcon business jets at the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show and exhibition, which opens on December 6th at Dubai World Central, Air Show Site. The presentation will include Dassault’s recently introduced ultra-long range Falcon 8X, which is making its first showing in the Middle East, and the ever popular 4,000 nm/7,410 km Falcon 2000LXS twinjet.
The first Falcon 8X delivery to a Gulf customer took place in mid-November, following its certification by the United Arab Emirates GCAA.
“The delivery of a Falcon 8X to a regional operator – barely a month after the entry into service of the first aircraft – says a lot about the important role the Middle East is expected to play in the success of our new flagship,” said Renaud Cloatre, International Sales Director for the Middle East Region. “The aircraft’s first showing at the MEBAA in Dubai is also expected to generate a great deal of excitement among Gulf operators.” Like the Falcon 7X, Dassault’s most popular offering in the region, the 8X is expected to be a big seller in the region, where operators value the exceptional combination of range, cabin comfort and operating efficiency. The Middle East Falcon fleet has nearly doubled in the last 7 years, to over 70 aircraft, and continues to grow despite the softness of the current global market. The 6,450 nm/11,945 km Falcon 8X was certified by EASA and the FAA in June and entered service on October 5, 2016. In addition to the United Arab Emirates, the 8X was also recently approved by the civil aviation authorities in Brazil and approval in China is expected shortly.
Dassault Falcon Jet recently promoted Rodrigo Pesoa to the position of Vice President of Sales for Latin America.
In his new role, Pesoa will direct the regional team responsible for overseeing the development of new business in South America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, where more than 100 Falcons are in operation. Pesoa, who has been with Dassault Falcon Jet for 17 years, was previously Sales Director for South America. “Rodrigo is well respected for his deep and intimate knowledge of the Falcon line and the business jet marketplace and is an exemplary ambassador of our brand in Latin America,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. “His leadership will be vital to our objective of maintaining a strong market position in the region.” Dassault is the market leader throughout Latin America, especially in Brazil, where the first Falcon was introduced nearly 40 years ago. Falcons are the country’s most widely used large cabin business model with nearly 40 aircraft currently in service. The Falcon 8X recently received Brazilian certification and the first delivery to a local customer is expected in the coming months.
Dassault Falcon is continuing to struggle in what they term as 'difficult market' conditions. Orders and deliveries have been down on previous years. To give you an idea, the French airframer netted only 21 orders for 2016 which was down from 25 in 2015 and 67 in 2014! Granted the company has had cancellations on certain orders which compounded the situation. They delivered 49 Falcon executive jets in 2016, 6 less than the previous year.