Falcon 8X Breaks Speed Record on Flight to Brazil
Dassault’s Falcon 8X, the largest jet in the French manufacturer’s current model line, set a speed record during the flight from New Jersey to Brazil for the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition.
The flight—between New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (KTEB) and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil (SBFI)—achieved an average speed of Mach 0.86 for a total time of eight hours, 46 minutes. Dave Belastock captained the flight along with first officer Ryan Duveneck.
The record has been submitted to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and is pending formal approval.
Powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D turbofans, the fly-by-wire 8X is available with Dassault’s new FalconEye combined vision system head-up display, which is designed to help pilots land in challenging weather conditions, including compromised visibility.