Falcon 6X to set new standards
Dassault Aviation has unveiled the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500nm aircraft, largely based on the Falcon 5X aerodynamics and system features that were validated during the 5X preliminary flight test programme, will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022.
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PurePower PW800 engines have been selected to power the Falcon 6X, following issues with Saffran that led to the scrapping of the 5X programme. The aircraft has been optimised to take advantage of the new engine, offering a greater range and a longer cabin.
Dassault claims the new aircraft will offer the largest, quietest and most comfortable cabin of any aircraft in its class and more cabin volume than any other Falcon. It will also be equipped with the industry’s most advanced digital flight control and cockpit technologies.
“We wanted to push the boundaries with this new aircraft, to provide the best flight experience possible using today’s aviation know-how,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO. “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.”