Things you need to know about Dassault Falcon 8X business jet

Dassault Falcon 8X, capable of flying 12,000 km non-stop from Las Angeles to Beijing was presented at International Paris Air Show. The 8X, measuring 13 metres (43 feet) is able to carry up to 19 passengers on board.

Deliveries are set for the end of 2016

The first deliveries are set for the end of 2016. The 8X will compete directly with US firm Gulfstream's G550 and the Global 6000 by Canada's Bombardier.

Designed for the business world

The French aircraft maker, which also builds the Rafale fighter jets, can now offer a family of six business planes 'designed to meet the widest possible range of operator needs at the upper end of the business jet spectrum,' Dassault chief Eric Trappier said.

12,000 km non-stop flight

The appetite for such luxury aircraft, with the capability of carrying their distinguished passengers greater and greater distances without stopping to refuel, has continued to grow as the business world becomes ever more globalised.

Demand for luxury aircraft

The ballooning number of multi-millionaires and billionaires around the world, and especially in China, is also driving the demand.

Attractive business jet

The 8X could prove attractive because of its capability of flying for 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) without touching down.

Zip between Los Angeles and Beijing

With eight passengers and three crew members on-board, the new jet can thus zip between Los Angeles and Beijing, Sao Paulo and Los Angeles or New York and Tel Aviv, which is not possible with the other Falcons.

Improved wing design

With its improved wing design and lighter body, the 8X will be 35-percent more fuel efficient than any other business plane in the ultra-long-haul segment, Dassault said.

First generation jet

The French company has pumped about 500 million euros ($685 million) into developing the plane -- only half of what it spent putting together the 5X, which is a first generation jet scheduled to hit the market in 2017.

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