Australian Department of Defence takes delivery of final Falcon 7X aircraft

The Royal Australian Air Force has announced the arrival of the third and final Falcon 7X aircraft, manufactured by Dassault Aviation, to Australia as it completes part of a project to upgrade the Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) fleet, the air force said.

The Falcon 7X is an advanced business jet that includes satellite communications to enable and support Government business while airborne.

Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Cath Roberts, Head of Air Force Capability, made an announcement at the arrival event about the partnerships between Industry and Defence.

The aircraft is leased through Northrop Grumman and will be operated by Number 34 Squadron based at Defence Establishment Fairbairn in the Australian Capital Territory.