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Dassault Aviation is reconnecting to its roots to exhibit its ultra-long-range Falcon 8X and super mid-size Falcon 2000LX at the Avalon Australian International Airshow this year. Australia and Dassault Aviation share a long history. Avalon Airport was built in the early 1950s and became a quarter to accommodate final assembly, flight-testing and maintenance for Dassault Mirage fighters operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which is a major supporter of the Avalon Airshow. 

Avalon is Australia’s premier airshow and provides an ideal platform to meet with our Falcon customers,” commented Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “The number of Falcons operating in and around Australia has continued to grow, and we anticipate this year’s event, the first since 2019, to be very active. We’re thrilled to be back.” 

Trappier further noted that Falcons have always been popular in the Land Down Under because of their advanced technology, military heritage, and unrivalled agility for better access. “With the arrival of the new, extra-widebody Falcon 6X and ultra-long-range Falcon 10X, both of which are generating tremendous excitement, we expect the Falcon brand to be more popular than ever,” he added. 

The Falcon 8X boasts its ultra-long-flight capabilities with a range of 6450 nm (11,945 km). In perspective, the 8X can travel non-stop from Melbourne or Sydney to any destination in Asia Pacific, or fly between London and Los Angeles in one hop. For added safety interest, the 8X is fitted with Dassault’s unique FalconEye head-up display (HUD) which combines synthetic with enhanced vision to assist pilots with better situational awareness at night or in poor weather conditions down to a decision height of 100 feet. 

On the other hand, the super midsize Falcon 2000LXS enjoys exceptional agility and short field performance for an aircraft of its range and cabin size. The 2000LXS can perform a non-stop flight to anywhere in Australia from Melbourne, or even to neighbouring Pacific and other SEA capitals like Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City or Manila. 

And on a side note, both the 6X and 10X Falcons will set a new standard in terms of passenger well-being and comfort as they feature a larger cabin cross-section as compared to any other purpose-built business jet. The 6X is due to enter service mid of this year, and the 10X in late 2025. 

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