Dassault’s Falcon 7X has set a new transatlantic speed record, flying between Teterboro in the New York metropolitan area and London City airport at an average speed of Mach 0.88.
The ultra-long-range business jet – serial number 207 – took off from Teterboro airport at 08:04 local time on 2 May with two pilots and three passengers aboard. The 7X touched down at London City 5h 54min later. For most of the 3,470nm (6,430km) trip the 7X cruised at M0.88, Dassault says. The record has been sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for ratification as an official world record.
"This marks a new achievement for the Falcon 7X, which has consistently set the pace since it was introduced in 2007," says Dassault Aviation chairman Eric Trappier.
The 7X is one of the few aircraft that can fly non-stop from London City airport to New York.