01.03.2018

Did not wait for the Dassault Falcon 5X, meet the Falcon 6X

Did not wait for the Dassault Falcon 5X, meet the Falcon 6X

Dassault turns a page in the unfortunate saga of Falcon 5X, which was supposed to have Safran Silvercrest engines, by launching a different model – essentially the same 5X, but built around different turbojet engines, the Pratt & Whitney Turbo PW800.

The new model, dubbed Falcon 6X, is anticipated to go airborne for the first time in 2021. Having undergone certification, the first aircraft are going to be supplied in 2022. The wing, along with most systems, is inherited from Falcon 5X, yet it is going to be longer by 51 cm (20 inches), increasing the aeroplane's range by 300 nautical miles (555 km) to the ultimate value of 5 500 nautical miles at 0.80 М. Like its less fortunate predecessor, the 6X is going to have a large spacious cockpit, 198 cm high and 258 cm wide.

Having lost its patience for the Safran engine manufacturer, on December 6, 2017, Dassault has announced official termination of the 5X program, which was initially expected to fly for the first time in 2013 and go on the market in 2017.