20/Twenty: The Benchmark Dassault 7X

Dassault Falcon 7X
The high-transonic-design airfoil of the 7X has a higher aspect ratio and a more pronounced sweepback angle than previous Falcon wings. Credit: Nigel Prevett/Aviation Week
Dassault’s Falcon 7X long-range trijet entered service in 2007 as the world’s first fly-by-wire (FBW) business jet, giving the French manufacturer license to brand it as a 21st century industry benchmark. Dassault Aviation announced the 7X at the Paris Air Show in June 2001. The trijet flew for the...

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