(09 May 2021)
Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 10X on Thursday.
With a range of 7,500 nautical miles and a top
speed of Mach 0.925, the Falcon 10X can fly nonstop from New York
to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris
The aircraft is expected to enter service at the end of
Dassault Chairman and CEO, Eric Trappier, said,
“The Falcon 10X will offer an unrivalled passenger experience over
both short and long-duration flights, along with breakthrough
safety features from Dassault’s frontline fighter technology. We
have optimized every aspect of the aircraft with the passenger in
mind and established a new level of capability for
The 10X will have a cabin cross section larger
than some regional jets. Its cabin will be 6-feet, 8-inches (2.03
m) tall and 9 feet, 1 inch wide (2.77 m). That will make it almost
8 inches (20 cm) wider and 2 inches (5 cm) taller than the widest
and tallest purpose-built business jet flying today.
10X is large enough to accommodate four cabin zones of equal
length but owners can configure their cabin to create a truly
customized interior, including for example, an expanded
dining/conference area, a dedicated entertainment area with a
large-screen monitor, a private stateroom with a queen-size bed or
an enlarged master suite with a private stand-up shower.
Passengers will experiene a 3,000-foot cabin pressure
altitude while flying at 41,000 feet, and a next-generation filtration
system will provide 100-percent pure air.
The twin-engine aircraft will be powered by
in-development Rolls Royce Pearl 10X, the latest,
largest and most powerful version of the Pearl series, delivering
more than 18,000 pounds of thrust.
“The 10X will be more than just another big step
forward in business aviation. It will be absolutely the best
business jet available in the ultra-long-range category, and will
remain so for a long time. We have set the bar for our new Falcon incredibly
high,” said Trappier. “But I can confidently say that we have put
this aircraft at the top of the market.”
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