NBAA-BACE is known for its aircraft – it’s one of the biggest draws of the show. At the 2021 NBAA-BACE were some of the latest business aviation aircraft on display from major manufacturers and OEMs. Here are four new business aviation planes I visited during the show.
Dassault Falcon 10X
Dassault Aviation unveiled their all-new Falcon jet 10X back in May 2021. During the 2021 NBAA-BACE, a full-size mock-up was presented. Here are some images from my tour.
Unlike the current flagship, the Falcon 8X, which has 3 engines, the 10X is wider but with just 2 engines.
Dassault claims thst the Falcon 10X will have a cabin cross-section larger than some regional jets. Its cabin will be six-feet, eight-inches (2.03m) tall and nine feet, one inch wide (2.77m). That will make it almost eight inches (20 cm) wider and two inches (5 cm) taller than the widest and tallest purpose-built business jet flying today.
The 10X features an entirely new fuselage with extra-large windows, nearly 50 percent larger than those on the Falcon 8X. 38 large windows will line the fuselage, making for some of the brightest cabins in business aviation. The design is really beautiful, as Dassault is able to deliver an entirely customizable cabin design.
Featuring a range of 7,500 nautical miles, the Falcon 10X will fly nonstop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago. Top speed will be Mach 0.925.
The Falcon 10X will enter service at the end of 2025.
Bombardier Global Express 7500
The next plane I visited was a VistaJet Bombardier Global Express 7500. It has 7,700 nm range and is currently the largest and longest Bombardier Global Express out there. The Global Express 7500 is the current flagship of Bombardier and a close rival to the Gulfstream G700.
The Global 7500 has four living spaces and a dedicated crew rest and kitchen.
I found, in particular, the 2 table design in the lounge area to be interesting, allowing both work and dining to take place at the same time. However, I found that the fuselage is slightly narrower than the new Dassault Falcon 10X.
The Global 7500 also boosts very large windows, with remote control on all cabin features.
A full bedroom is located in the rear of the airplane, with a private library.
Cirrus Vision Jet SF50
The Cirrus Vision Jet is an odd-looking V tail airplane, with a single-engine mounted to the top of the fuselage. The listed price is $3 Million.
I was particularly interested in the Vision Jet, as it is a single pilot airplane with 1,275 nm range. Cruising at 305 KTAS and flying as high as 31,000 ft.
The one on display at 2021 NBAA-BACE was the latest G2+ version.
I was particularly intrigued by the clean cockpit design with touch screen features. It just looks a lot easier to fly with the Vision Jet.
The Cirrus Vision Jet can seat up to five passengers (three adults and two kids) in the rear with a removable console. It can be customized with just two seats for executives (Max seven passengers, including a single pilot).
At the 2021 NBAA-BACE indoor exhibition, the Honda Aircraft Company unveiled the "HondaJet 2600 Concept”.
It seems that Honda Jet has advanced into the mid-size long-range business aviation market, with a single pilot light jet.
The proposed HondaJet 2600 has a range of 2,625 nautical miles, being the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flight across the US.
It also features a high-speed cruise of 450 knots and a class-leading ceiling of 47,000 feet.
While this is still a concept airplane, Honda declines to specify when they will launch the prototype.
Next year, the NBAA-BACE returns to Orlando, FL on 18th - 20th October 2022.
Public and non-NBAA members are welcome to attend the event, to see some of the latest business aviation aircraft on display, attend the keynote sessions and meet up with key industry leaders.