Dassault Aviation’s largest ever private jet, Falcon 10X can fly up to 7500 nautical miles with one load of fuel with its top speed being Mach 0.925.
The Falcon 10X, the new business jet from Dassault Aviation has been revealed. While the aircraft is still in production and won't be completed for several years, the company held a virtual release to showcase the concept and many of the features of what it claims is the world's largest business jet cabin.
The Falcon 10X will have an incredibly long range for a business aircraft once it enters service. It will be able to travel 7,500 nautical miles (8,630 miles or 13,900 kilometers) on a single load of fuel; thanks to twin Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines producing 18,000 pounds of thrust. At Mach 0.925, it will be able to travel non-stop from Paris to northwest Australia in about 15 hours.
Dassualt has planned the Falcon 10X to be as comfortable as possible for both passengers and crew. The cabin measures 6.8 feet (2.03 metres) in height and 9.1 feet (2.77 metres) in width, making it the world's largest and tallest purpose-built business jet. The 10X is large enough to accommodate four cabin zones of the same size and the interiors can be customized by the owners and can also include a private stateroom with a queen-size bed or an enlarged master suite with a private stand-up shower. When flying at an altitude of 41,000 feet (12,500 metres), the cabin is pressurised to the equivalent of 3,000 feet (910 m). The cabin's air is filtered and purified, noise levels are kept low, and there are 38 windows, which are 50% larger than the Falcon 8X's.
With touch screens in the cockpit, the Falcon 10X's flight deck will set a new standard in innovative design. A next-generation Digital Flight Control System, derived directly from Dassault's current military technology, will offer unrivalled flying precision and safety, as well as a revolutionary new single-button recovery mode. The FalconEye combined vision system, which uses Head Up Displays (HUDs) as the primary flight readouts and provides improved and synthetic vision capabilities for zero ceiling/visibility conditions, is also installed on the aircraft.
Eric Trappier, Dassault Chairman and CEO 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 ultra-long-range aircraft”.
The company also said that the Falcon 10X is expected to enter service by 2025.