FALCON 6X ENTERS FINAL STAGE OF FLIGHT TRIALS
Dassault’s new Falcon 6X is entering the final phase of its certification flight test campaign with EASA and FAA.
Over the summer, one of the three flight test aircraft underwent hot weather trials in the Tunisian desert, running at temperatures up to 48°C, the polar opposite of the earlier cold soak trials in Canada that saw temps of -38°C.
“The tour was a rigorous real world test to ensure Dassault can deliver a mature product with full operational readiness of all systems from day one, said Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “Pilots gave all systems, including new features of the EASy IV flight deck, high marks and assessed performance as ‘spot on’.”
The extra wide body twin is set to enter service in mid-2023, with Trapier concluding: “The 6X has distinguished itself as an extremely remarkable aircraft, sailing through its certification campaign and consistently wowing pilots and engineers with its flawless performance. It will soon be impressing customers, too.”