Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X entered service on November 30 following post-certification upgrades required by EASA
These certifications conclude a more than two-year-long test campaign during which 1,500 flight hours were logged worldwide. The first Falcon 6X production unit is undergoing final completion.
Part of the new generation PW800 engines family, the PW812D is exclusively designed to power the latest Dassault Falcon 6X business jet. PW800 engines family share a common core with the Pratt & Whitney GTF commercial aviation engine.
The objective of this 40-stop, 150-hour campaign, set to begin next month, is to ensure the reliability of the aircraft and onboard systems in real world operating conditions prior to initial customer deliveries.
The Falcon Privacy Suite concept will offer more personal space, greater peace and quiet, and a more comfortable and restful sleep on long flights.
Falcon 6X serial number five was ferried on Friday January 28 from Dassault’s Merignac production facility, where all Falcons complete initial assembly, to the 1.25 million square foot Little Rock facility. The airplane landed at approximately 1:00 pm.
Dassault Aviation widebody Falcon 6X has successfully completed its first flight as planned in the first quarter of 2021, demonstrating the maturity of the program and opening the test campaign for certification.