NEWS World AirNews | April 2018— 26 —BEING DESIGNED to set a new standard in the long-range, large-cabin segment, Dassault Aviation recently unveiled its new Falcon 6X twin-engine corporate jet, which, the company claims, will offer the best in-class comfort and performance, and which will also be the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5 500 nm range aircraft will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022.
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Pure Power PW812D engines have been selected to power the Falcon 6X that offers the largest, quietest and most comfortable cabin of any aircraft in its class and more cabin volume than any other Falcon ever designed. It will come equipped with the industry’s most advanced digital flight control and cockpit technologies, drawing on heritage from other recent Falcon models and fighter jet programmes.
The 6X will be largely based on the Falcon 5X aerodynamics and system features which were validated during the 5X preliminary flight test programme. It has been optimized to take advantage of the new engine, offering a greater range and a longer cabin.
“We wanted to further push the boundaries with this new aircraft, to provide the best flight experience possible using today’s aviation know-how,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation when the 6X was announced recently.
“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.”