Dassault's Falcon 7X has completed high-altitude trials after two days of testing in the USA which included a flight to Colorado's Leadville airport, the country's highest aerodrome at 9,930ft (3,030m) above sea level. The tests covered engine pressurisation and environmental systems, all of which met or exceeded certification expectations, says Dassault. The 7X orderbook totals more than 125 aircraft , with about 40 models in various stages of production. Certification is scheduled for early next year. Meanwhile, Dassault has delivered the first Falcon business jet registered in China. The pre-owned Falcon 2000 was delivered to state-owned finance services company CITIC, and will serve as an interim aircraft until delivery of its Falcon 900DX after Chinese certification next year.

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Source: Flight International