Dassault’s Falcon 900LX Receives Certification from China

(Teterboro, New Jersey, June 15, 2011) – Dassault Falcon recently received certification for the Falcon 900LX from the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC). The Falcon 900LX joins the rest of the Falcon 900 family already certified in China along with the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 2000 family. The first Falcon 900LX will be delivered in China by the end of this year.

“China continues to embrace business aviation at a rapid pace, and aircraft like the Falcon 900LX are ideally suited to the demanding landscape of that vast country,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. “We have been rapidly increasing our support capabilities for operators in the region, including appointing more Authorized Service Centers, positioning additional spare parts inventory and establishing a regional sales office in Beijing last year.”

About the Falcon 900LX

The 4,750 nm large-cabin Falcon 900LX is the most efficient airplane in its class with other aircraft burning as much as 60% more fuel for a given mission. Built on the Falcon 900EX EASy platform, it includes a pair of high-Mach blended winglets that help reduce aircraft drag as much as 5%, contributing to range and efficiency improvements. Time to climb to cruise altitude is also reduced by 10%. At its Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW), the Falcon 900LX climbs to FL390 (39,000 feet) in just 20 minutes. And the three engine design on the Falcon 900LX not only improves short field performance, it also is an added peace of mind on long over water flights.

The Falcon 900LX offers the same spacious, quiet interior as the 900EX but with an expanded list of city pairs. It can connect London to Beijing, New York to Sao Paulo, Moscow to Tokyo, Hong Kong with Sydney. The Falcon 900LX was first announced in May of 2008 at EBACE and received certification from both the EASA and the FAA in July of 2010.

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, 2,000 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets — the Falcon 900LX, and the 7X — as well as the twin-engine 2000LX.