Will The Falcon 6X Bizjet Help Regain Market Share For Dassault?
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The rollout of a new aircraft has yet to become a milestone in a development program. It is technically insignificant when compared to a first metal cut or first flight. It is essentially a publicity event that an OEM smartly may use to motivate employees.
But for Dassault Aviation, the Dec. 8 rollout of the Falcon 6X long-range, large-cabin business jet was a genuine highlight in the company’s endeavors. It was held virtually but tangibly showed what is at stake for the airframer.
The new program’s schedule meant an extra five years would pass until a novel Dassault business jet would enter service. Meanwhile, Gulfstream’s new competing jets were enjoying success, and Dassault’s market share was eroding (see graph).
JetNet iQ sees the Falcon 6X as a Falcon 900 replacement. And it is the platform for the next generation of Falcons, Vincent notes. Dassault is working on an unspecified “Future Falcon,” code-named NX.
Powered by two PW812D engines, the Falcon 6X will offer a 5,500-nm range and top speed of Mach 0.90. It features a third-generation EASy III flight deck based on the Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite and comes with the FalconEye CVS, a joint development with Elbit Systems, as standard equipment.
Dassault expects to achieve certification and entry into service of the 6X in 2022.
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