Dassault unveils innovative privacy concept
* Dassault has announced a new privacy concept – similar to first class product on airlines.
* Suite will initially be offered on the new Falcon 6X and the Falcon 8X.
* Carlos Brana, Dassault Aviation executive vice president, civil aircraft said: “It responds to customer demand for a personal space to work, relax and get a proper rest during long-duration trips.”
* Option to add more than one to aircraft
CJI Take: Falcon’s Privacy Suite will make a big different to passengers.
While there are many advantages to flying privately, unless you have the bed on a private jet you are arguably more comfortable flying long-haul on a commercial flight. Privacy is also important – no one wants their boss to see them drooling. This may seem like a simple solution but other manufacturers have planned to offer electronic flat beds but been forced to withdraw the product.
“The engineering challenge to applying the concept to executive jets, from a certification standpoint, is significant,” said Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO Dassault Aviation (pictured) during the Dassault Falcon Press Conference at EBACE 2022.
The product is also certain to be popular in the charter market – especially if shared charter becomes widespread.
Dassault says it will not share the product with other OEMs. ““The Privacy Suite is a brand new high-end option that will be available only on Falcon business jets,” said Carlos Brana, Dassault Aviation executive vice president, civil aircraft.
Full press release
Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2022— Dassault Aviation is introducing a new concept in passenger comfort—the Falcon Privacy Suite, that will offer more personal space, greater peace and quiet, and a more comfortable and restful sleep on long flights.
Up to now, privacy suites—individual compartments partitioned off from surrounding passengers and equipped with an electrically operated reclining lie-flat bed—have not been available on purpose-built business jets.
The Dassault Privacy Suite aims to fill this need. The suite will initially be offered on the new extra- widebody Falcon 6X twin and the popular Falcon 8X very-long range tri-jet.
A full-scale mockup of the new Privacy Suite is on display on the Dassault booth at EBACE.
“The Privacy Suite is a brand new high-end option that will be available only on Falcon business jets,” said Dassault Aviation Executive Vice President, Civil Aircraft Carlos Brana. “It responds to customer demand for a personal space to work, relax and get a proper rest during long-duration trips.”
The patented Privacy Suite concept is the result of a two-year-long collaboration between industrial designers at Dassault’s in-house Falcon Design Studio and the Dassault Aviation Engineering Department. It meets demanding requirements for aircraft seat design, safety, comfort and intuitive use.
The suite is separated from the cabin aisle by an adjustable mid-height partition. The seat itself is 22 inches wide in the Falcon 8X and 24 inches wide in the 6X. It is electrically operated and reclines to a full flat position to create a comfortable 80-inch (2.03 m) long bed.
When not fully reclined, the extra seat serves as an ottoman for a second occupant. Overhead is a 24- inch 4K screen connected to the aircraft’s Innovative Cabin System and its various cabin entertainment options. There is a stowage drawer below and an adjacent side locker to stow away hanging garments. Side ledge storage includes USB charging ports. The suite is provided with its own ambient lighting and reading light.
More than one Privacy Suite can be installed on board an individual aircraft, depending on the model and overall configuration. As with all Falcon interior features, customers can choose from a wide range of fabrics and materials when personalizing this unique passenger space.