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Dassault completes Critical Design Review for its new Falcon 6X

Posted 20 May 2019 · Add Comment

Dassault Aviation has completed the Critical Design Review for its new Falcon 6X, freezing the detailed design of the new ultra widebody twinjet, and begun manufacturing major parts as the program tracks to assembly of the first aircraft by early 2020.

 

The Falcon 6X will make its first flight in 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022. It offers the largest cabin cross section of any purpose build business jet as well as the quietest and most comfortable cabin of any aircraft in its class.

“Our design teams and partners have done an excellent job so far,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “Completing the design review this month and releasing the aircraft to the manufacturing process is a significant milestone. It demonstrates our confidence in the airframe and engine design as well as in the collaborative process we have put in place with our global partners.”

The Pratt & Whitney Canada Pure Power PW812D 13,000-14,000 lbs thrust engine that will power the 6X has accumulated nearly 1,000 hours of runtime on the Pratt test bench in Montréal, Canada using five development engines. To date PW has accumulated more than 13,000 hours on the variant of the geared turbofan (GTF) core at the heart of the Dassault- specific PW812D. The GTF core is shared by 16 different engine applications that have amassed more than 585,000 flight hours in all.

“The PW812D engine program continues to achieve milestones in line with the initial program plan, with high-risk tests almost all completed,” said Trappier.

The Falcon 6X features a maximum range of 5,500 nm (10,186 km). It can fly directly from Los Angeles to London, Sao Paulo to Chicago or Paris to Beijing at Mach 0.85.

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