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First UK-registered 8X joins ExecuJet Europe
ExecuJet Europe, part of the Luxaviation Group, is expanding its UK fleet by adding a Global Express XRS and the first G-registered Dassault Falcon 8X.
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ExecuJet Europe, part of the Luxaviation Group, is expanding its UK fleet by adding a Global Express XRS and the first G-registered Dassault Falcon 8X.

The 8X can carry 14 passengers and has a range of 6,450nm. It was a completions project led by key account manager Kevin Fincham. He says: “The Falcon 8X was built at Dassault's manufacturing facility in France and was transferred, unpainted and without an interior, to the US for completion. Our completions process involved visiting the US every month to ensure that every stage of manufacture met ExecuJet's high standards. The client wanted the paint scheme to match that of the 7X they had used for the past five years. We used multiple high-resolution photographs of the client's 7X, supported by projectors and lasers to display the stripe layout on the aircraft, which enabled us to perfectly match the two.”

The XRS can also accommodate up to 14 passengers and has a range of 6,000 nm. Capable of flying from London to Los Angeles, it is based at Luton airport and is immediately available for charter.

Niclas von Planta, VP of ExecuJet Europe, says: “We are always seeking to add to our fleet and are delighted with these latest additions. We are particularly proud to be managing the only G-registered Falcon 8X, which our completions team delivered to an exceptionally high standard. Nearly one third of ExecuJet's global fleet of 165 business jets is managed by ExecuJet Europe, so we are more than prepared for further additions and look forward to welcoming new aircraft to the Luxaviation Group's global fleet.”

ExecuJet Europe's total fleet now stands at 48, including 15 Dassault Falcon and eight Global Express aircraft. From the UK, ExecuJet currently manages a total of 18 commercial and private aircraft. Parent company ExecuJet manages 165 business jets worldwide and holds six AOCs. It also has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout EMEA that are certified to work on almost every type of business jet. In addition to this, it operates 25 FBO facilities worldwide.

The operator has recently appointed Pete Stroud as accoun-table manager in the UK.

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