Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in the Asia Pacific region.
The six day event, which opens on February 16th, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Airport and will coincide with Dassault Aviation’s 100th anniversary.
In addition to the Falcon 7X and 2000LXS, the air show will feature the Dassault Rafale fighter, whose advanced technologies account for much of the success of the Falcon business jet line.
More than a hundred Falcons are currently based in the Asia Pacific region, including all current production models from the Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS/S to the Falcon 900LX long range trijet, as well as older legacy Falcons.
The exceptional flexibility, operating economy and comfort of Falcon business jets make them ideal for a region that is known for its many small hard to reach airfields. These qualities have enabled Falcons to develop a strong market presence throughout the Asia Pacific.
Not surprisingly, demand is hottest for the popular 5,950 nm/11,000 km Falcon 7X trijet, the aircraft that introduced fly-by-wire flight controls into business aviation. Regional customers operate nearly 50 examples of the big trijet, which recently passed the 275 production mark.
Operators in the region also fly some 50 Falcon 2000 family aircraft.
“Despite some softness in the present market, we remain extremely bullish on prospects in the Asia Pacific,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “One very encouraging sign is the recent success we’ve had in the key multirole sector.” Last November, Dassault delivered a Falcon 2000LX medevac aircraft to the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Medical Center, just months after placing two Falcon 2000LXS Maritime Surveillance Aircraft with the Japan Coast Guard.