Dassault Aviation is exhibiting its ultra-long- range, large-cabin Falcon 8X and super mid-size Falcon 2000LX at this year’s Avalon Australian International Airshow, which opened at Avalon Airport, near Melbourne, on February 28 and runs through March 5.
“Avalon is Australia’s premier airshow and provides an ideal platform to meet with our Falcon customers,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation.
Trappier noted that Falcons have always been very popular “Down Under” because of their advanced technology, military heritage, and unrivalled agility for better access.
“With the arrival of the new, extra-widebody Falcon 6X and ultra-long range Falcon 10X—both of which are generating tremendous excitement—we expect the Falcon brand to be more popular than ever.”
The 6X is due to enter service in the middle of this year and the 10X, in late 2025.
Australia and Dassault Aviation share a long history. Avalon Airport was built in the early 1950s to accommodate final assembly, flight-testing and maintenance for Dassault Mirage fighters operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which is a major supporter of the Avalon Airshow.
Dassault Aviation’s wholly-owned ExecuJet MRO Services unit, acquired in 2019, enables Falcon operators to benefit from a full line of product support services anywhere in Australia.
It operates heavy maintenance centers in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and provides routine support at a number of line stations across the country. At the end of the year, ExecuJet MRO will open a 144,000 sq. ft. facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that will be equipped to handle line and heavy maintenance for the new Falcon 6X and Falcon 10X.