May 13, 2014 - The Falcon 7X, serial number 207,
took off from Teterboro Airport at 8:04 AM local
time on May 2 with test pilot Philippe Deleume
and Dassault operational pilot Olivier Froment
at the controls.
Three passengers were on board. The aircraft was
fully equipped for normal operation with HUD,
EVS and FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system.
Five hours and 54 minutes later, at 6:58 PM
local time, it touched down on the short 4,000
ft runway at London City Airport.
For most of the 3,465 nm trip, the 7X cruised at
Mach 0.88. Both passengers and pilots reported a
comfortable flight, testimony to the precision
and smoothness of the 7X’s aerodynamic design
and digital flight controls. The record has been
sent to the Fédération Aéronautique
Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as
an official world record.