Dassault Unveils Falcon 10X


Dassault Aviation officially introduced its new ultra-long-range Falcon 10X twin-engine business jet on Thursday. The Falcon 10X is expected to have a range of 7500 NM, top speed of Mach 0.925 and maximum altitude of 51,000 feet. It will feature Dassault’s next-generation digital flight control system, FalconEye combined vision system with dual HUDs and a single “smart” throttle.

“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 Dassault Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “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 Falcon 10X will be powered by the Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engine, which is currently in development, and equipped with Honeywell’s next-generation Primus Epic avionics. The configurable cabin will measure 6 feet 8 inches tall and 9 feet 1 inch wide. Dassault is planning for the 10X to enter service at the end of 2025.

Video: Dassault Aviation
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  1. Amusing that the ‘Falcon 10’ name was on a smaller sibling of the Falcon 20 back when Frederick W Smith started the air courier industry using some of one or both types.

    226 production units, labelled Falcon 10 and Falcon 100, some still in operation, French military for example. 500 of the larger Falcon 20, which Pan American World Airways was the US distributor for. (Did much better than the Aerospatiale Corvette, whose reputation was damaged by loss of the prototype in stall testing, only 40 built, another gummint failure.)