FRENCH FANCY

James Ronayne examines Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X ultra-long-range business jet – the French manufacturer’s new fl agship model.

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The Falcon 8X is the latest addition to the Dassault business jet family. Katsuhiko Tokunaga/DACT via Dassault Aviation

How do you improve the most successful product your company has ever produced? That was the challenge facing designers at Dassault Aviation’s business jet division following the success of the Falcon 7X, the fastest-selling Falcon ever. The company’s answer is the Falcon 8X, which was unveiled at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in May 2014.

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