Dassault Aviation delivered the first Falcon 8X on 5th October, marking the entry into service of the company’s new ultra-long range flagship. Amjet Executive took delivery of the aircraft at Dassault Aviation’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility and is now the first company to operate the Falcon 8X.
The 6,450 nm/11,945 km 8X received its EASA and FAA certification in June and is entering service on schedule, two years after it was first announced.
Based in Athens, Greece, Amjet offers fleet management, charter, sales and maintenance/repair services and operates a full line of Falcon jets, including the super midsized Falcon 50, the long range Falcon 900EX EASy and the very long range Falcon 7X.
Further deliveries are anticipated over the coming weeks to customers in a dozen countries, from Brazil, the U.S. and Europe, to the UAE and India.
Another 11 aircraft are in final assembly in Mérignac and 16 are being outfitted and painted at the Falcon Jet corporate completion facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. This facility recently underwent a $60m expansion to enable it to handle the planned influx of Falcon 8X trijets.