(Genève, Suisse, le 11 mai 2009) - Aujourd'hui Dassault Falcon a dévoilé un nouvel intérieur de cabine pour le Falcon 7X doté d'un rayon d'action de 11 000 km (5 950 nm) au salon EBACE. Le programme est le résultat de l'étroite collaboration entre Dassault et DesignworksUSA, spécialisé dans le design et filiale du Groupe BMW. Le Falcon 7X s/n 44, qui est en exposition statique à l'aéroport de Genève, a été utilisé pour le développement de ce nouvel intérieur qui sera disponible en OPTION pour les livraisons débutant au premier trimestre 2011.
The Falcon 7X has the longest range of any Falcon business jet. Special attention was given to enhancing its cabin comfort for flights lasting up to 13 hours. Since its entry into service in 2007, the 7X cabin has set a new standard for business jets. It presents a large and bright cabin with 28 windows which are 10% bigger than previous Falcons. It also features a low in flight cabin altitude of 6,000 feet, even while flying at 51,000 feet, and an advanced temperature control system that maintains the environment to within one degree throughout the entire cabin. The 7X is also praised by its passengers for its "library quiet" cabin which is the result of breakthroughs in design, materials and cushioned engine mounts.
"Our collaboration with Designworks USA further enhanced the advanced features and the comfort of the airplane. Their unique design successfully integrates functionality, technology and ergonomics into the Falcon 7X cabin. The result is an elegant yet sensible interior that meets the challenges of today's demanding business environment," noted John Rosanvallon, President and ceo Dassault Falcon.
Utilizing multi-disciplinary teams, DesignworksUSA's Transportation Design Group merged its design, materials and finish development skills together and created a more integrated process that leveraged each group's expertise to create a strategically targeted and unique interior design.
The new Falcon 7X cabin introduces subtle curves throughout the interior. A single arc carpet element visually stretches the cabin and connects the interior front to back. Curved bulkheads visually expand the main cabin volume while subtle curves in the galley and main cabin create better flow. Cabin lighting techniques feature up-wash and down-wash ambient lights as well as light strips. The combination of new lighting and more contrast between the carpet, the side walls and headliners emphasize openness, spaciousness and comfort. The final result is elegant and styled cabin fused with function.
"With this emphasis on the passenger, Dassault is defining a new level of flying experience, uniting their aeronautical passion with a design that celebrates timeless elegance" said Verena Kloos, BMW Group DesignworksUSA President.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across 5 continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as a complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 1950 Falcon jets have been delivered to more than 65 countries worldwide.
The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900DX, 900EX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000DX and 2000LX.
About BMW Group DesignworksUSA
BMW Group DesignworksUSA provides brand communications, strategy, research, design development, engineering, and parameters for finished product including modeling, color and materials to many of the world's great brands. In addition to being the creative partner to BMW Group, which includes BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, additional DesignworksUSA clients include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing Business Jets, Embraer, Pilatus, John Deere, Advanced Medical Optics and Bavaria Yachts. The company was founded in 1972 by Charles W. Pelly in Malibu, California, and acquired by BMW Group in 1995. Since 2004, President Verena C. Kloos has overseen DesignworksUSA's strategy and operations, which now includes design studios in Los Angeles, Munich, and Singapore. With global resources and clients across a spectrum of forward-thinking industries, DesignworksUSA has an unparalleled understanding of consumers and the world of design that surrounds them, both today and many years into the future. www.designworksusa.com
Dassault Aviation (France)
Vadim Feldzer Tel. +33 1 47 11 44 13 Marie-Alexandrine Munoz Tel. +33 1 47 11 64 23
Dassault Falcon (USA)
Ralph Aceti Tel. +1 201 541 4585 Andrew Ponzoni Tel. +1 201-541-4588
BMW Group (USA)
Thomas Plucinsky Tel.+1 201-307-3783 / Thomas.Plucinsky@bmwna.com
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