Dassault is nearing initial power-on and ground-test for its newest Falcon Jet, the 8X. Unveiled during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, the Falcon 8X is based on Dassault’s current 7X flagship aircraft, but will have a 42.6-ft. cabin that will make it the longest of any Falcon. It will also have a wing that is 600-lb. lighter than the 7X. Dassault recently joined the engines, wings and fuselage on the first 8X at its assembly plant in Merignac, ...


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