The final assembly team at Dassault Aviation in Bordeaux-Merignac (France) opened the doors of Charles Lindbergh Hall today to show the world the company’s newest, and most advanced, aircraft, the Falcon 6X.
Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO, said the following:
“Today’s rollout is a significant achievement. I am very pleased to present the addition of an all-new aircraft design within the Falcon family, the ultra widebody Falcon 6X. The challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic required exceptional perseverance and cooperation on the part of Dassault and its partner companies.”
Though circumstances forced the company to stage a “virtual” unveiling, the event had global reach. Customers and operators from all over the world logged on to see the aircraft make its first public appearance.
Video of Falcon 6X Premiere
“The Falcon 6X represents a major step forward for large-cabin business jet operators. Its award-winning cabin, the tallest and widest in business aviation, provides levels of spaciousness, comfort, productivity and safety that will set a new benchmark in the long-range segment.”
Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier
The Falcon 6X offers the most interior space in the 5,000 nm segment, it also features the highest and widest cross-section of any purpose-built business jet.
Cabin height: 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters)
Max width: 8 feet 6 inches (2.58 meters)
Cabin length: 40 feet 4 inches (12.30 meters) Up to 16 Passengers. The extra width also means a 5-inch wider aisle, compared to previous Falcons, for more elbow room and easier movement between cabin sections.
The rollout paves the way for completion of the ground test program and the extensive systems checks that must be performed before the first flight, which is scheduled to occur early next year.
In recent months, Pratt & Whitney Canada completed ground and flight tests of the aircraft’s PW812D engine; clearing the path to first flight of the 6X.
Short-Field Capability. It’s a twin-engine with the low-speed performance of a three-engine aircraft. With extendable leading-edge slats and trailing-edge flaps on the wings; approach speed can be as low as 109 kias (202 km/h) with 8 passengers, 3 crew, SL, NBAA IFR reserves with a steep approach capability of up to 6 degrees. Suitable for landing at London City, Lugano, Saint-Tropez, Aspen and other challenging airports.
With a 5,500 nm (10,186 km) range, and a top speed of Mach .90, it can fly from London to Hong Kong or from Los Angeles to Moscow nonstop. The Falcon 6X can also perform safe approaches as low as only 109 knots, slower than other business jets. This allows the 6X, like other Falcons, to safely access small airports equipped with ultra-short and hard-to-reach runways.