FALCON 6X ON TRACK FOR ENTRY IN 2022
French aviation company Dassaults new Falcon 6X has taken a further step forward following the completion of a Critical Design Review meaning everything is on track for the Falcon 6X to begin deliveries in 2022.
The aircraft was unveiled earlier in 2018 with key selling points the aircraft’s range – 5,500 nautical miles (10,186km) and its cabin space. Dassault says the 6X will have the tallest (6ft 6in) and widest (8ft 6in) cross-section of any purpose-built business jet able to accommodate 12-16 passengers in three lounge areas. Layout options include a large entryway, a crew rest area and a rear lounge.
The aircraft will have 30 windows, using nearly 5,300in² (34,193cm²) of glass. The 6X also features a skylight in the galley area. There will also be a new onboard integrated maintenance system, FalconScan, which will monitor more than 100,000 parameters for real-time system self-diagnosis.
The cabin, at 8 foot 6 inches wide and 6 foot 6 inches high, has the largest cross-section of a business jet designed for the purpose, and will incorporate robust noise-suppression systems, based on experience with the Falcon 8X. The all-new cockpit will feature a third-generation EASy III flight deck with Dassault’s FalconEye Combined Vision System—the first head-up display to combine enhanced and synthetic vision capabilities, according to Dassault—already certified to 100-foot reduced minima on the Falcon 8X, 900LX, and 2000 series. A FalconSphere II electronic flight bag is standard.
With a maximum range of 5,500 nm (10,186 km), the 6X will be capable of flying directly from Los Angeles to London, São Paulo to Chicago, or Paris to Beijing at Mach 0.85. Its ultra-efficient wing minimizes the impact of turbulence and a next-generation digital flight control system controls all moving surfaces. They include flaperons, which considerably improves control during approach, especially on steep descents, Dassault said.
The wing, as on previous Falcon models, is optimized for both high- and low-speed performance; leading-edge slats and trailing-edge flaps yield low takeoff and approach speeds, which will permit the 6X, with partial fuel loads, to access airports with runways of less than 3,000 feet, as well as operate at airports requiring steep approaches such as London City and Lugano, Italy.
Priced from $47million the Dassult 6x is a private jet for the Ultra-High-Net worth (UHNW) buyers