Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X ultra-long range bizjet has obtained certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification, announced on 27th June, is in line with the programme schedule. American certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected shortly. The company says that first deliveries of its future flagship will, therefore, be possible at the beginning of the fourth quarter, as announced when the aircraft was launched in May 2014.
The 26th Falcon 8X is currently in final assembly in the company's Mérignac plant, while twelve aircraft are in cabin outfitting in the Little Rock plant in Arkansas.
Derived from the Falcon 7X, the Falcon 8X first flew on February 6, 2015. It will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin of any Falcon, allowing it to fly passengers from Beijing to New York, Hong Kong to London or Los Angeles to Moscow nonstop.