The 2,500th Falcon jet is delivered

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52 years after the first member of the high-end twin- and tri-engined aircraft family was introduced, Dassault Aviation has delivered its 2,500th Falcon business jet.

The 2,500th Falcon jet delivered is a 900LX trijet [pictured] and was handed over at Dassault’s US completion centre in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Of the 2,500 Falcons delivered to date, more than 2,100 are flying.

In total the Falcon fleet has amassed nearly 18 million flying hours with some 1,230 operators in 90 countries, according to Dassault.

The in-production line-up also includes the super midsize 2000LXS and long-range 7X. Service entry of the clean-sheet, ultra-wide 5X is scheduled for 2020, which will bring the Falcon portfolio to five models.

“With a generation of continuous improvements, Falcons have remained the industry standard from the first Falcon 20, up to today’s new 8X ultra-long range trijet,” says Dassault.