Dassault Aviation’s DFS Service Converts Falcon 900B Business Jet To Cargo Configuration In Just Eight Days

Members of Dassault Aviation’s Dassault Falcon Service team recently performed an eight-day conversion of a company-owned Dassault Falcon 900B business jet to a cargo configuration to help transport materials and masks for use in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Dassault Aviation.)

Members of the Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary of French aerospace manufacturer Dassault Aviation, recently converted a company-owned Falcon 900B business jet from a passenger jet to a cargo plane in only eight days. DFS provides maintenance and repair services, plus overhaul, refurbishment, and modifications, of Falcon aircraft and on-demand charter activities. The French Civil Aviation granted Dassault a fast-track exemption for the conversion, and Dassault is now using the jet to transport fabric to an Eastern European plant to produce face masks for COVID-19-related protective use.

Faster Transport

After delivering materials, Dassault is transporting completed masks back to France in the Falcon 900B for use there, in North Africa, and in other areas impacted by the pandemic. As Dassault notes, doing so is significantly faster and offers greater flexibility than using ground transport or commercial airfreight. The converted 900B has a 6,325-pound (2,870-kilogram) cargo capacity.

DFS customer service, engineering, and operating team members along with Dassault Aviation test and certification resources participated in the conversion, which involved removing passenger seats and furnishings and installing equipment for stowing and securing freight.

The converted Falcon 900B business jet transports fabric to an Eastern European plant to make protective masks, and then flies completed masks back to France. (Photo courtesy of Dassault Aviation.)

Find Your Dassault Aircraft

Dassault’s current business jet lineup includes the Falcon 900LX, 7X, 8X, 2000LX, and 2000S, plus the upcoming 6X set for delivery in 2022. Dassault also produces Rafale fighter jets.

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Source: Dassault Aviation

Posted On: 6/4/2020 11:46:00 AM