Dassault’s Falcon 8X represents the first time the manufacturer has stretched one of its business jets to create a derivative model rather than embark on a clean-sheet design. The tactic, used successfully by rivals Bombardier and Gulfstream, enables Dassault to expand its product offerings by adding the largest and longest-range Falcon yet to its lineup. Two 21-in. barrel plugs, ahead and aft of the wing root, have been added to the 7X fuselage. This adds about 3.5 ft. of cabin ...

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