General Aviation Dassault Aviation unveils Falcon 6X
- Dassault Aviation
Dassault Aviation has unveiled its new business aviation twinjet, the Falcon 6X. The jet can accommodate 29 passengers and will be delivered from 2022 onwards.
The first prototype of the 6X will be making its first flight in early 2021. Deliveries are likely to begin in 2022.
Dassault’s´ discontinued Falcon 5X serves as basis for the 6X. Aerodynamics and systems have been proved during the 5X´s test program. Last December, Dassault Aviation has announced to cancel its Falcon 5X program and to focus on the Falcon 6X instead.
Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation said: “We wanted to further push the boundaries with this new aircraft, to provide the best flight experience possible using today’s aviation know-how. [...] The Falcon 6X will offer a mix of range, comfort and capability no other large cabin business jet can match while guaranteeing fully mature systems and a proven powerplant.”
Being 12.3 Meters long, the Falcon 6X cabin can accommodate 16 passengers in three lounge areas. The cabin can be changed into different configurations. A crew rest area or a rear lounge can be established, while 29 windows ensure bright daylight in the galley.
“The industry has been moving towards ever wider and higher interiors, and customers told us what they wanted most in our new Falcons was more space,” continued Trappier. “So we designed the Falcon 6X from the cabin out, making it as passenger-centric as we could while still delivering the high performance and other flying qualities that customers value in Falcons."
Pratt & Whitney PW800 engines will be powering the Falcon 6X. The aircraft will be capable of flying 5,500 nm non-stop. According to Dassault, the 6X can fly from Los Angeles to Geneva, from Beijing to San Francisco or from Moscow to Singapore non-stop.
In the last century, Dassault Aviation has delivered over 10,0000 civil and military aircraft to over 90 countries. The company has 12,000 employees.
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