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First Falcon 6X Enters Service

Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X entered service on November 30 following post-certification upgrades required by EASA
Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X entered service on November 30 following post-certification upgrades required by EASA

Launched in 2017 as a successor of the abandoned Snecma Silvercrest-powered Falcon 5X, the Falcon 6X retains the 5X wide cross-section fuselage and replaces the delayed engines with proven Pratt & Whitney Canada new generation PW800 family engines. The Falcon 6X introduces a new generation of ultra-efficient wings capable of both Mach 0.90 high-speed cruising and enhanced low-speed performance allowing for London City steep approach and a large number of short-field airport operations.

The Falcon 6X received its EASA and FAA certification on August 22, 2023, but according to Dassault Aviation, the new jet required post-certification upgrades that were applied prior to entry into service. EASA issued a new revision of the type certificate data sheet on November 30, showing the addition of the RVSM Capability and update to the Operational, Maintenance, and Operational Suitability documentation to include the EIS set.

Falcon 6X Cabin

The three-zone Falcon 6X cabin features the largest cross-section in the industry marketed by Dassault Aviation as the first ultra-widebody purpose-built business jet. The 6X cabin is also 20 inches longer that the original 5X allowing for greater configuration flexibility, especially in the forward galley and the aft lounge areas. The 6X cabin’s most noticeable feature is the addition of the unique skylight, a ceiling-mounted window in the entrance area allowing the cabin to be flooded with natural light.