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Dassault’s new interior concept for Falcon 7X

075_falcon7x_2009_lr_200_02May 11, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland – Today at EBACE, Dassault Falcon unveiled a new cabin interior design for the 5,950 nm Falcon 7X.


May 11, 2009
By Carey Fredericks
   
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May 11, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
– Today at EBACE, Dassault Falcon unveiled a new cabin interior design
for the 5,950 nm Falcon 7X. The program is the result of a
collaborative effort between Dassault and DesignworksUSA, a global
design consultancy and subsidiary of BMW Group. Falcon 7X s/n 44, which
is presented on the Dassault static display at Geneva Airport, was used
in the development of this new interior which will be available as an
option for deliveries starting in the first quarter of 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