FAL­CON 6X DEVEL­OP­MENT AC­CEL­ER­ATES INTO DE­SIGN PHASE

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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:

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