Dassault Falcon 6X wins FAA and EASA certification
Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X has won type certification on both sides of the Atlantic from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA.
Certification concludes a test campaign of more than two years for the large-cabin business jet, during which it logged 1,500 flight hours worldwide. The first Falcon 6X aircraft are now undergoing final completion before delivery to customers later this year.
Gaining the twin certifications was a remarkable milestone, according to Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation. “We would like to recognise the EASA and FAA certification teams for their commitment in this demanding process and our customers for their confidence. The Falcon 6X is the first brand new business jet to comply with the latest regulations, which will enhance the safety and security of all new aircraft.”
The 5,500nm (10,200km) Falcon 6X combines the best qualities of Dassault Aviation’s business and fighter aircraft expertise to create the longest-range jet in its class with unparalleled passenger comfort and maximum mission flexibility, said Trappier.
The $52.75m jet is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D engines. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 594mph (956kmh) and has a maximum cruise attitude of 51,000ft.
The first Falcon 6X deliveries were rescheduled to take place in mid-2023, after Covid delays prevented the original delivery target of the end of 2022. The aircraft was rolled-out on December 8th 2020 and its maiden flight took place on March 10th 2021. Transport Canada issue a type certification for the PW812 engine on November 30th 2021.