Dassault Aviation Rolls Out The Falcon 6X.
The newest and most advance aircraft to date by Dassault Aviation, the Falcon 6X, was unveiled to the world through a “virtual” unveiling last December 2020 by Dassault Aviation’s final assembly team in Bordeaux-Merignac, France.
Pleased at presenting the addition of an all-new aircraft design within the Falcon family, the ultra widebody Falcon 6X, Dassault Aviation’s Chairman and CEO, Eric Trappier further expressed that the rollout was a significant achievement. This was in light of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic that required exceptional perseverance and cooperation on the part of Dassault and its partner companies.
The successful virtual unveiling had drawn customers and operators from all over the world, logging on to see the aircraft make its first public appearance despite such novelty of setting. Replays can be watched via www.Falcon6XRollout.com.
Trappier added that the Falcon 6X represents a major step forward for large-cabin business jet operators, with its award-winning cabin being the tallest and widest in business aviation, providing levels of spaciousness, comfort, productivity and safety that will set a new benchmark in the long-range segment.
The rollout paved way for completion of the ground test program and the extensive checks that had to be performed before the first flight, which is scheduled for early this year. In the recent months leading to the world debut, Pratt & Whitney Canada completed ground and flight tests of the aircraft’s PW812D engine, clearing the path to the first flight of the 6X.
The Falcon 6X will have a 5,500 nm (10,186 km) range and a top speed of Mach .90. This allows the Falcon 6X to connect passengers to major business centres far and wide, flying from London to Hong Kong or Los Angeles to Moscow non-stop. The Falcon 6X is also capable of performing safe approaches as low as 109 knots, which is 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.
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