Saudia unit to boost Dassault fleet
Riyadh, November 15, 2011
Saudia Private Aviation (SPA), the private aviation arm of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is set to become the largest operator of the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet, when it takes delivery of its fourth 7X aircraft.
Announcing this at the Dubai Air Show, Wajdi Abdullah Al-Idrissi, the VP Royal & VIP affairs & head of SPA said the Falcon 7X was a great addition to its fleet of business jets and in great demand for charter flights worldwide.
"The advanced tri-engined Falcon 7X is Dassault Falcon’s flagship business jet model which accounts for 40 per cent of the company’s Middle East aircraft sales," he noted.
These airplanes can connect New York to Riyadh, Riyadh to Perth or Dubai to Tokyo, said a Dassault statement.
They can land on short airfields and access challenging airports such as London airport in the heart of the city. These are the only business jets in the category to meet demanding requirements of the airport, with its steep approach and noise restrictions, it added.
The Falcon 7X has received high marks from our customers in regard to its advanced technology and its exceptional cabin comfort."
The Falcon 7X offers a unique bundle of technology in addition to exceptional range and comfort. It was the first (and is still the only) business jet available equipped with a fully-digital flight control system.
According to him, Falcon 7X sales in the region are especially strong and SPA, which already operates three Falcon 7X aircraft, will take delivery of its fourth 7X in the coming weeks.
"Combined with the highest standards in terms of finishing and onboard equipment , the cabin meets the most demanding requirements of passengers for high levels of comfort, especially on very long non stop flights, up to 13 hours," Al-Idrissi noted.
John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet, said, “The Falcon 7X has achieved impressive sales worldwide and demand in the Middle East has been especially strong, with several aircraft now operating from the region."
"The 7X is well suited to the demands of charter clients in Saudi Arabia where they are flying intensively, supported effectively by our ASC and Technical Centres in the Kingdom," he added.-TradeArabia News Service