Dassault’s flagship Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet has received approval to operate at London City Airport (LCY), one of the world’s most challenging airfields. The location of the airport requires aircraft to fly a 5.5° approach, compared with the conventional 3° glideslope.
The 6,450nm /11,945km Falcon 8X has the longest range of any Falcon and can fly from Los Angeles or Hong Kong to London City, nonstop.
Dassault Aviation is the only business jet manufacturer whose entire in-production fleet is certified to operate at London City (LCY). This includes the Falcon 7X and 900LX trijets and 2000S/LXS twins. Located close to the City of London and Canary Wharf financial districts, the facility features some of the most restrictive steep approach and noise abatement regulations in business aviation.
In related news, Dassault’s Combined Vision System (CVS) was recently certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on the Falcon 8X.
Developed in partnership with Elbit Systems Ltd, the “FalconEye” system is the first Head-Up display to blend synthetic, database-driven terrain imaging and actual thermal and low-light camera images into a single view.