Dassault to showcase Falcon 7X at Marrakech Air Show
Marrakech, Morocco, April 20, 2014
Dassault Aviation will present its large cabin, long range Falcon 7X at the fourth Marrakech Air Show, to be held in Morocco this week.
It will be Dassault’s second appearance at the show, which will be held from April 23 to 26.
The flagship Falcon 7X, the first business jet equipped with digital flight controls, has a range of 5,950 nautical miles and can comfortably fly from Marrakech to Beijing, Los Angeles or Cape Town non-stop.
“Thanks to strong development of the economy and fast growth in industries such as mining, oil and gas, agriculture and construction, we see great potential in Africa for long-term growth in business aviation,” said Gilles Gautier, vice president, Falcon Sales for Dassault Aviation. “Business jets are an ideal way to get around such a vast continent, where airline connections are often limited and ground infrastructure, minimal.”
More than 70 Falcon jets are in operation in the African region, around 15 per cent of them in North Africa. Another ten Falcons are on order for delivery in 2014-15, most of them for the Falcon 7X.
Dassault recently celebrated the rollout of the 250th 7X – the fastest any Falcon jet has ever reached this milestone. Well over 200 units are currently in service in 34 countries and the fleet has accumulated more than 250,000 flight hours since the 7X was introduced in 2007. - TradeArabia News Service