Astonjet, a French operator based at Paris-Le Bourget and a member of Clair Group, has added a Dassault Falcon 7X to its fleet of business jets. This long haul aircraft is registered F-HCTV and is the first Falcon to join the Astonjet roster.
The three-engine 7X can fly 11,000 km to link Paris to Singapore, Rio de Janeiro or Los Angeles with no stopovers.
Thanks to its spacious interior and a 1.88m cabin height, the 7X can carry up to 14 passengers and their luggage. With the latest generation equipment, its horizontal stabilisers provide a smooth and tranquil flight environment while reducing the impact of possible turbulence. In addition, the wingtips ensure lower fuel consumption.
The first Astonjet 7X will be configured with two four-passenger club sections and a lounge cum bedroom with two sofas. The new interior design will have the latest generation fittings for passengers and a new exterior livery in the Astonjet colours.
Soon to be based at the Astonsky terminal at Paris-Le Bourget airport, the aircraft will be available for leasing for charter flights as of May 2022.
The opening up of the Falcon sector allows Astonjet to cover the whole world with its own fleet and confirms the Clair Group's progress in all its key areas in aviation. The French group was founded in 2004 by Charles Clair and is enjoying constant growth with its aviation operations, airport assistance and training services. The two business aviation companies Astonjet and Astonsky were selected both for the complementary nature of their activities and their high level of expertise. Astonjet will be the aircraft operator, while Astonsky will provide storage and assistance.
The arrival of this Falcon 7X in the Astonjet fleet is the 400th transaction undertaken by its partner Boutsen Aviation, a major player in aircraft acquisition.
“We're honoured by this mark of confidence and glad to inaugurate a new flight sector with this magnificent Falcon 7X. This underlines the quality of our services and the meticulous attention that we bring both to our aviation operations and our aircraft management,“ says Charles Clair, president of Clair Group.
“This sale is the result of a fruitful collaboration with the business jet operator Astonjet and European FBO leader Astonsky, both known for their high level of service,” adds Dominique Trinquet, president of Boutsen Aviation.