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Dassault Falcon 6X

France (2021)
Picture of Dassault Falcon 6X Business Jet Aircraft
Picture of Dassault Falcon 6X Business Jet Aircraft

The Dassault Falcon 6X bizjet is set to succeed the now-abandoned Falcon 5X product for the company.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Dassault Falcon 6X Business Jet Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 3/2/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Mounting issues with the proposed Silvercrest engines set to power the Falcon 5X business jet program (detailed elsewhere on this site) led to its ultimate cancellation back in October of 2017. Two months later, the Falcon 6X was announced to succeed the once-promising Dassault design though, this time, the product is set to feature proven turbofan engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada. Dassault unveiled their follow-on Falcon 6X bizjet on February 28th, 2018.

The Falcon 6X retains much of the form and function of what was to make the Falcon 5X a commercial success. Its design form sets the engines outboard on short mountings found at the rear fuselage section. The rear placement of the engines makes for a quieter cabin. The engines are lighter but larger and the fuselage is stretched some 20- inches (and widened as well) to accommodate this change for better balance. The result is a larger cabin space for the passengers (seating eight) as well as more internal fuel storage for increased operational ranges. The aircraft is estimated to have a 5,500 nautical mile operating range and will be powered by 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW821D series turbofan engines supplying up to 14,000lb of thrust each.

Beyond this the aircraft has a largely conventional business jet appearance with the side-by-side seating cockpit fitted aft of a short, downward-sloped nosecone. the wing mainplanes are low-mounted and swept-back while featuring fuel-saving with winglets at their tips. The tail unit will comprise a single vertical plane with mid-mounted horizontal planes. A typical tricycle landing gear arrangement will be used for ground running. The cockpit avionics will be the EASy Flight Deck system (Honeywell Primus Epic).
Dimensions include a wingspan of 85 feet, a length of 84.2 feet and a height of 24.5 feet.

The Falcon 6X is expected to enter service sometime in 2021-2020 with flight-testing beginning in the early part of 2021. Its primary market competitors will be the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft - which will enjoy a considerable head-start in formulating a customer list.

While Dassault Aviation SA, founded in 1929, has an interest in military players worldwide, it - like other defense product providers - also shares an interest in commercial market products to help balance revenue. The company currently (2018) employs nearly 12,000 personnel globally and has its hand in civilian, military and space markets.




Cockpit picture from the Dassault Falcon 6X Business Jet Aircraft
Dassault Falcon 6X Cockpit Picture


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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (690mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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National Origin: France
Service Year: 2021
Classification Type: Business Jet Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Dassault Aviation SA - France
Production Units: 0
Operational Status: In-Development
Global Operators:
France (possible)
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Dassault Falcon 6X model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
84.25 ft


Meters
25.68 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
85.14 ft


Meters
25.95 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
1.54 ft


Meters
0.47 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
45,922 lb


Kilograms
20,830 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
77,459 lb


Kilograms
35,135 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW821D turbofan engines developing 13,000lb to 14,000lb of thrust each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
690 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
1,110 kph


Knots
599 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
6,329 mi


Kilometers
10,185 km


Nautical Miles
5,499 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
51,001 ft


Meters
15,545 m


Miles
9.66 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Falcon 6X - Base Series Designation