Falcon 8X Breaks Speed Record on Flight to Brazil

Aug 15, 2018 - 1:45 PM

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.

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The record has been submitted to the U.S. National Aeronautic Association and is pending formal approval.

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