Dassault select Silvercrest for the new Falcon 5X
Dassault Aviation announces that it has selected the new Snecma Silvercrest engine to power the new Falcon 5X business jet.
Dassault has choosen the Silvercrest rurbofan engine being built by Snecma (Safran) to power its new Falcon 5X business jet, the announcement was made during the NBAA 2013 conference being held in Las Vegas.
The Falcon 5X is a twin-engine business jet featuring a large cabin and long range (5,200 nautical miles at Mach 0.80), scheduled to enter service in 2017. The Silvercrest engine intended for the Falcon 5X will develop 11,450 lb of thrust.
The new Silvercrest engne integrates ForeVision, a real-time monitoring system developed by Snecma and offered for the first time on a business aircraft.
“Thanks to the technologies incorporated in Silvercrest, developed through Snecma’s long experience as a manufacturer of commercial and military jet engines, we can meet our ambitious performance goals” said Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation.
Pierre Fabre, chairman and CEO of Snecma said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Dassault Aviation.”
“Their selection is a clear mark of confidence in Snecma and our people, who have been working on the development of this engine for several years. It also validates our strategy of developing a brand-new engine, designed from the ground up for high-end business jets. Silvercrest will enable these aircraft to fly higher, faster and farther, in total comfort and with peace of mind. Our engine sets the new performance standard in this market,” added Fabre.