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Dassault Falcon 7X

Updated on July 3, 2011

If you are looking for a top of the line business jet, the Dassault Falcon 7X is a pretty good choice. Presented to the public at the Paris Airshow in 2005, the first of these sleek, ultra modern aircraft went into service June 15, 2007. As of June 18, 2007, there were 165 on order. At a time when the aviation industry world wide is not doing all that well, the Dassault Falcon 7X is prospering.

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Dassault Systemes Headquarters

Dassaults Systemes is a French company headquartered in France, but its affiliates can be found worldwide. To inquire about an employment opportunity with the company, here is the address:

Dassault Systèmes HQ

10, Rue Marcel Dassault
78140 Vélizy-Villacoublay

Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a subsidiary of Dassault Group. In 2008, it had a net income of € 373 million. The company was founded in 1930 by Marcel Bloch under the name Société des Avions Marcel Bloch. In 1936 it was nationalized by the French government. During the occupation, everything was virtually disbanded. In 1940 Marcel Bloch was arrested by the Vichy government, and in 1944 he was deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he remained, until he was liberated on April 11, 1945.

The company was revived in November of 1945 as Société des Avions Marcel Bloch, a holding company.In 1947 it was rechristened Société des Avions Marcel Dassault when bought by Dassault, an electronics firm. The Dassault Falcon 7X is an amazing marriage of aerospace engineering and cutting edge electronics. To read more about the company, follow this link:

Fly by Wire Video

The video I've embedded below is my favorite video about the Dassault Falcon 7X. When I watch it, at first I think how great it would be to be that bird in flight! Then I think how it would feel to be the pilot of the Falcon 7x. Then, at the very end, I wish I were the person who produced this video. It's that good!

Fly by Wire

Dassault Falcon 7X Features

The Dassault Falcon 7X is the first completely fly-by-wire business jet. It features the Honeywell Primus EPIC avionics that were used in the Falcon 900EX. It calls for a crew of three: a pilot, a co-pilot and one crew member and can accommodate fourteen non-crew passengers. Its powerplant consists of three Pratt and Whitney Canada PW307A turbofans. It is the first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform.

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(c) 2010 Aya Katz


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      Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

      Wandererh, thanks! Good question. A new Falcon 7X runs approximately 50 million dollars. However, you might be able to work out a better deal with the seller that I listed at the end of the hub!

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      David Lim 7 years ago from Singapore

      Great hub about a great plane!

      But for those of us looking to own the plane, you didn't include a price for it. I might be in the market for one of those, just need to add a couple of zeros to my bank account. :)

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      Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

      Dr. BJ, thanks! It is elegant looking, isn't it? Some of us can only dream!

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      What a fantastic-looking plane! Those wings seem to stretch out forever. Guess it might be time for me to upgrade from my last year's model. Cool, Aya.