FALCON 6X DEVELOPMENT ACCELERATES INTO DESIGN PHASE
Unveiled earlier this year, Dassault Aviation’s new 5,500 nm/10,186 km Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet has completed preliminary design and entered the detail design phase. Production of initial long-cycle structural parts has begun and development tests of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW812D power plant are progressing well. Aircraft architecture has been frozen and contracts with all major Falcon 6X program partners have been signed.
“Everything is on track for the Falcon 6X to begin deliveries in 2022,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. A full-scale mockup of the 6X’s spacious cabin was on display on the Dassault static display during the NBAA show.
The Falcon 6X will integrate the most advanced design features on the market, drawn from Dassault Aviation’s world-leading business jet and fighter aircraft expertise. It will offer the longest range in its class and unmatched airport performance while providing more interior space than any other aircraft in its category.
The Falcon 6X will incorporate a string of innovative features, including: