Dassault’s Falcon 6X enters service
Dassault Aviation has confirmed its long-awaited Falcon 6X entered service on November 30th. The aircraft won type certification from both EASA and FAA on August 22nd.
“Dassault Aviation shares this remarkable occasion with its customers, who are sure to receive an exceptional aircraft,” said Éric Trappier, chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation.
The Falcon 6X certifications follow more than two years of testing, including 1,500 hours of flying. Dassault announced the aircraft in 2017, after which certification became much harder to gain. Commenting in August Trappier said: “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.”
Capable of flying 5,500nm (10,200km), the Falcon 6X can connect London with Hong Kong and Los Angeles with Geneva. The aircraft’s cabin measures 78in (1.98m) in height and has a width of 102in (2.58m).
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 delivery was made to an undisclosed customer.
Meanwhile, read our interview with Carlos Brana, executive vice president, Civil Aviation published in the latest edition of Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly here.