Dassault Aviation has added a second Falcon 8X into its flight test program, the company said. The second aircraft flew for the first time on March 30, with test pilots Herve Laverne and Etienne Faurdessus. After initial checks on the digital flight controls and engine system, Laverne and Faurdesus took the aircraft to 43,000 ft. and Mach 0.8 for performance testing. They then ran a series of additional checks before landing after 2 hr. and 45 min. in the air. The pilots report they were ...

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