Dassault Aviation yesterday unveiled its new business jet, the Falcon 6X, in a ceremony at Paris-Le Bourget airport.
EVA magazine was in attendance at the event, in which Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, introduced the jet as in a “class of its own.”
After a number of engine problems in the middle of production of its 5X business jet, Dassault decided in December to stop production of the model in favor of something new and different. This turned out to be the new 6X aircraft.
Promising to “really raise the bar” for the Falcon project, the 6X aims to provide the maximum experience for its passengers in terms of style, comfort, range, cabin size and engine and wing innovations.
The aircraft also boasts the “quietest cabin in business aviation,” has one of the wildest and tallest cabins of any business jet on the market and hosts a new and powerful Pratt & Whitney PW800 engine.
Dassault’s objective with the aircraft is to fly it by 2021, with the 6X on the market a year later in 2022.
The 6X will be the “newest, roomiest and most advanced twinjet in the long range market,” according to Dassault Aviation.