Dassault introduces Falcon 10X
Dassault Aviation today introduced its Falcon 10X business jet which is projected to hold a range of 7,500 nautical miles, which would allow for flying nonstop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago. The top-rated speed of the Falcon 10X will be Mach 0.925.
“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,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO, Dassault, describing the aircraft as a new benchmark in business aviation. The Falcon 10X is expected to enter service at the end of 2025.
The twin-engine Falcon 10X will be powered by the in-development Rolls Royce Pearl 10X, delivering more than 18,000 pounds of thrust. The aircraft’s new wings will be made of carbon-fibre composites with a high aspect ratio equipped with retractable high-lift devices for strong maneuverability at low approach speeds.
Dassault states the 10X will have the biggest and most comfortable cabin on the market and offer greater modularity than any other aircraft in its class. The 10X is large enough to accommodate four cabin zones of equal length, notes Dassault, but owners can configure their cabin to with a customized interior, including, for example, an expanded dining/conference area, a dedicated entertainment area with a large-screen monitor, a private stateroom with a queen-size bed or an enlarged master suite with a private stand-up shower.
“The 10X will be more than just another big step forward in business aviation. It will be absolutely the best business jet available in the ultra-long-range category, and will remain so for a long time,” said Trappier.
Dassault explains the 10X will have a cabin cross section larger than some regional jets. Its cabin will be 6-feet, 8-inches (2.03 m) tall and 9 feet, 1 inch wide (2.77 m). Dassault states these measurements will make it almost 8 inches (20 cm) wider and 2 inches (5 cm) taller than the widest and tallest purpose-built business jet flying today.
In terms of pressurization, the jet will have a 3,000-foot cabin pressure altitude while flying at 41,000 feet, with what Dassault describes as a next-generation filtration system provide 100-per cent pure air. The aircraft will be at least as quiet as the Falcon 8X. The 10X will feature an entirely new fuselage with 38 extra-large windows, which are nearly 50 per cent larger than those on the Falcon 8X.
The Falcon 10X’s flight deck will include a next-generation Digital Flight Control System, derived directly from Dassault’s latest military technology, including what the company describes as a revolutionary, new single-button recovery mode.
A single smart throttle will serve as the primary power control, explains Dassault, connecting both engines to the Digital Flight Control System which will automatically manage the power of each engine as needed in different flight scenarios.
Dassault states the 10X will be capable of operating in essentially zero ceiling/visibility conditions based on its FalconEye combined vision system, offering both enhanced and synthetic vision capabilities, combined with dual HUDs able to serve as primary flight displays.