Wallan Aviation Orders 2 Falcon 900 Business Jets
Dassault Falcon announced this morning the sale of 2 business jets to Wallan Aviation, the prominent Middle East general aviation company.
A pre-owned Falcon 900EX EASy II will be delivered by the end of the 2012 and a new Falcon 900LX in the second quarter of 2013.
Wallan Aviation will operate both aircraft for the company's own use with the option of offering one or both aircraft to the charter market.
The sale marks Wallan Aviation's entry into the Dassault Falcon range and large
The tri-engine Falcon 900LX is the most efficient airplane in its class, with a fuel
burn up to 40% lower than other comparable aircraft. The Falcon 900LX flies 4,750 nm non-stop and can connect Dubai with Beijing, Jeddah to Cape Town, Riyadh to Chengdou, or Dammam to Singapore.
Wallan Aviation has been operating in the Middle East for 20 years and has also
expanded to other services in the aviation field, including charter, jet maintenance and a flight academy to train the next generation of pilots.
Wallan was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Appreciation by the United States Department of Commerce for strengthening American-Saudi ties. The company employs more than 800 staff, with a team of 35 dedicated specifically to aviation.
Saad Wallan, Chairman of Wallan Aviation and a Board member of MEBAA and the Saudi Aviation Club, a passionate aviator and type rated pilot since 1992, commented: “We chose the Falcon 900LX because of its advanced technology and efficient performance and range, its go anywhere flexibility and its resale value. For example, the Falcon 900's range connects Riyadh or Dubai directly with Shannon airport in Ireland, where passengers can clear customs immigration for the whole of the US. Falcons are increasingly proving themselves with operators in the region and this helps develop experience and build confidence in the Falcon range, which also has attractive emissions and environmental credentials.”