Dassault has confirmed that its record-breaking 7X business jet has now become the single biggest seller in the Falcon range.

Addressing show delegates this morning, including shareholder Serge Dassault, Charles Edelstenne, chairman and chief executive, said that Fortune 500 companies, high net-worth individuals and medium-sized businesses were attracted to the new Falcon’s attributes – now making it more popular than last year’s best-selling Falcon 2000EX. “With more than 100 7X orders this year, making 125 in total, the 7X has an unsurpassed record of sales before certification. It is quite superb.”

In September, fractional ownership and charter operator NetJets Europe made the largest single purchase of business jets in European aviation history when an agreement was signed for 24 7X aircraft, valued at $1.l billion. Edelstenne confirmed that the company is to deliver 70 7X aircraft in 2007, ramping up to produce 100 each year, thereafter.  

Source: Flight Daily News