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Heron picks Dassault for ultra-long range ops
The Falcon 8X is Heron’s first ultra-long range aircraft; it can fly non-stop for around 13 hours, easily reaching popular destinations around the world from its base in Europe.
The Falcon 8X will fly under EASA ops and the Heron AOC.

Germany’s Heron Aviation has taken delivery of a new Dassault Falcon 8X. The ultra-long range aircraft will fly under EASA Ops as well as the Heron Aviation AOC and is based at Basel-Mulhouse airport in neighbouring France. It gives customers a new aircraft in this three country corner, from where distant destinations can be reached quickly and without a refuelling stop.

“This is our first ultra-long range aircraft, which can fly non-stop for around 13 hours,” says sales and marketing manager Iris Bäumle. “We can easily reach popular destinations in Europe and we can fly from Paris to Los Angeles.”

This is now its fourth aircraft from Dassault. “We decided to purchase the Falcon 8X because we are able to benefit from our existing experience with Dassault Falcon aircraft,” Bäumle adds. “It’s a high quality aircraft manufacturer with a high level of equipment and technology for the business aviation market.

“Thanks to our specialised staff, we were able to overcome the difficulties during phasing and get the aircraft to AOC within just a few weeks. We are now looking forward to some long range flights to popular destinations from Europe such as the Maldives, North America and Canada, and the Far East.”

Since 1 February, Heron has moved to new offices across the street in Lauchringen. It is confident that the move will increase both its efficiency and productivity; with modern and expanded premises it will be able to better tailor services to customer needs.

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