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News: Falcon 8X Sets Speed Record; Santa Monica To Teterboro

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  1. Santa Monica To Teterboro Falcon 8X Speed Record
    Dassault Falcon has established another record with their Falcon 8X flagship aircraft. The record involved a flight from Santa Monica to Teterboro. It took off from the rather short 3,500 foot Santa Monica runway and made it to Teterboro, New Jersey in just four hours and twenty-eight minutes (4hrs 28 min). Dassault Falcon says the aircraft experienced little to no assistance in tail winds as it averaged just 5-knots for the entire trip.
  2. The mission, with four passengers and 200 pounds of payload, beat a previous speed record by 24 minutes which was set when Santa Monica’s runway measured 5,000 feet. Santa Monica represents a specific challenge because of the 3,500 foot runway length and a strict noise abatement departure procedure. The airplane needed less than 2,000 feet of runway upon landing and a balanced field length only of 3,200 feet when it departed at 8:08 a.m. local time. Incredibly, the departure procedure and climb-out measured significantly below the 95 dBA SEL sound limit. The 8X landed in Teterboro at 3:36 p.m. local time. Dassault Aviation's CEO Eric Trappier was happy with the performance of the Falcon 8X. "Business aviation is about flying precisely where you need to be. Today’s flight on the Falcon 8X embodies everything that advanced design can accomplish: unparalleled airport performance, a quiet noise footprint and extended capability, all in a large cabin business jet," said Eric Trappier. "This is not possible in any other business jet in the ultra-long range class."

    For more information:

    Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation
    Teterboro Airport
    200 Riser Road
    Little Ferry, NJ 07643

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