First flight for the new business jet Dassault FALCON 8X. Announced in May 2014, the FALCON 8X builds on the advanced performance and technology of the popular 7X long range trijet. It will offer a range of 6,450 nm (11,945 km) and a cabin 3.5 feet longer than the 7X while affording the same low operating economics and remarkable operating flexibility for which all FALCONs are known. Falcon 8X wing mating and engine installation were completed in July 2014 and first power up occurred shortly after. Ground tests concluded in November. The first engine run up took place in early December.