GE providing Dassault Falcon 10X electrical systems
The primary and secondary electrical power distribution and control system for the Falcon 10X will have increased flexibility, allowing Dassault to quickly implement customer-specific configurations. The system has also been built in a way that will allow easy in-service modification and maintainability.
Brad Mottier, president, Systems, GE Aviation, said: “The primary and secondary power distribution system on the Falcon 10X system is a next generation design providing significant weight savings over conventional architecture with equipment reduction.”
GE will utilise its Electric Power Integration Center (EPIC) in Cheltenham, UK where it will use dynamic software modelling, simulation and analysis to predict how the system and its individual components will perform. This will include full system testing within its Copper Bird test rig.
GE will also perform all electrical power system certification testing within the EPIC, on behalf of Dassault, preparing and delivering the necessary documentation as part of Dassault’s aircraft certification submission to EASA.
Joe Krisciunas, general manager of Electrical Power Systems for GE Aviation, said: “We are honoured to partner with Dassault on this amazing aircraft. We’re building on decades of experience producing electrical power systems on military and commercial applications and are working with Dassault to bring the latest technology to market for their customers.”
“By using this state-of-the-art lab, GE will reduce development risk and programme time scales prior to aircraft introduction,” added Krisciunas.
Dassault’s newest Falcon jet will enter service at the end of 2025. Featuring a range of 7,500nm and a top speed of Mach 0.925, the 10X will fly nonstop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago.