General Aviation Dassault Aviation launches Falcon 10X

Aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has announced a new Falcon jet, the Falcon 10X.

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French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has officially presented the new Falcon 10X as flagship business jet. The aircraft is expected to enter into service at the end of 2025, subject to successful tests and certification.

Dassault Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier commented: “Today we are introducing a new benchmark in business aviation [...] The Falcon 10X will offer an unrivalled passenger experience over both short- and long-duration flights, along with breakthrough safety features from Dassault’s frontline fighter technology. We have optimized every aspect of the aircraft with the passenger in mind and established a new level of capability for ultra-long-range aircraft.”

The Falcon 10X is expected to be capable of flying nonstop between New York and Shanghai, Los Angeles and Sydney, Hong Kong and New York or between Santiago and Paris. It will have a range of 7,500 nautical miles and top speeds of Mach 0.925.

In the cabin, four zones can be installed of equal length. Owners can configure their cabin to create a customized interior. A private stateroom with a queen-size bed, an dining or conference area or an enlarged master suite with a shower could be possible to configure.

“The 10X will have a cabin cross section larger than some regional jets.  Its cabin will be 6-feet, 8-inches (2.03 m) tall and 9 feet, 1 inch wide (2.77 m). That will make it almost 8 inches (20 cm) wider and 2 inches (5 cm) taller than the widest and tallest purpose-built business jet flying today,” the manufacturer added.

An entirely new fuselage is being featured with the Falcon 10X. In total, the aircraft will have 38 windows, which are 50 percent larger than those on the Falcon 8X. The high-speed wing will be made of carbon fibre composites for maximum strength, reduced weight and minimum drag, Dassault wrote.

In the flight deck, latest technological advancements have been included. Several touch screens are installed throughout the cockpit, as well as next-generation Digital Flight Control Systems.

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