Dassault Plans New Customer-Focused Display for NBAA-BACE

The French company will consolidate its activities at the show to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for visitors.

The Falcon 8X jet will be part of Dassault’s NBAA-BACE display. [Courtesy: Dassault]

Dassault Aviation said it will consolidate its activities in the static display area at Las Vegas’ Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) during the upcoming NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. This first-time arrangement is meant to improve the customer experience by providing a one-stop shop.

The new display will feature a larger, redesigned chalet that will permit customers and guests to stay informed about the latest Dessault news and meet with sales, customer support, and MRO network representatives in the same place. The French company’s best-selling Falcon 2000LXS twin and Falcon 8X ultralong-range trijet will be part of the static display.

The 2000LXS has a widebody cabin designed to accommodate as many as 10 passengers comfortably. The aircraft can cover a range of 4,000 nm and is known for its short-field performance. Its “combination of comfort and economical, go-anywhere performance” has helped Dassault sell nearly 700 aircraft to date, the company said.

The Falcon 8X has a 6,450 nm range and recently received an upgrade to the EASy IV flight deck from Honeywell that provides improved capability and safety features. The 8X was also approved for Dassault’s advanced, dual heads-up display, which improves situational awareness and allows both pilots to share the same view. The HUD feature is also available as a retrofit for operational 8X aircraft.

Dassault will also display a full-scale flight deck and cabin mock-up of the new ultralong-range, ultra-widebody Falcon 10X twin in development. The 10X will be powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines capable of running on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel. Dassault said the 10X will be the largest purpose-built business jet on the market and will have a range of 7,500 nm.

People attending the show will also be able to try a new Dassault flight app called FalconWays, which uses wind data from around the world to help pilots plan routes that save fuel and time while lowering emissions. The company said it will roll out the app on the new Falcon 6X twin when it enters service.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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