FrontRunners: Military Bearing

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There is a good reason why the

business aircraft made by France’s Dassault Aviation resemble fighter planes:

The company’s Falcon business jet evolved from its Mystère military craft, which

first appeared in the 1950s. Dassault’s sleek, speedy Falcon 7X, with a range of

about 6,800 miles, entered service this year, and its new 2000DX, with a range

of about 3,750 miles, flew for the first time in June. Now the company has

announced plans to produce the Dassault Falcon 2000LX (www­.dassaultfalcon.com), a winglet-enhanced update of its 2000EX that

can fly about 4,600 miles at Mach .80 and climb to 41,000 feet in 18 minutes.

Dassault hopes to certify the $30 million LX next year and begin deliveries by

2010.

The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…
The custom copter features a touch panel hub that controls nearly every function in the cabin…
The only business jet produced by the Swiss company, the PC-24 is already sold out through 2019…
Photo by Paul Bowen
The $43.5 million ultrafast business jet is expected to reach customers in 2018…
Photo by Paul Bowen
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Shot down over 70 years ago, the warplane is airworthy again after a three-year restoration…