Dassault Aviation Notches EASA And FAA Certification For Falcon 6X


Dassault Aviation announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have both issued type certificates for the Falcon 6X business jet. The certification comes after a test program lasting more than two years and involving 1,500 flight hours performed around the world.

Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, said, “Dassault Aviation welcomes this certification and thanks the EASA and FAA teams for their commitment to this particularly demanding process. We also thank our customers for their trust. The Falcon 6X is the first business aircraft that will meet the latest regulatory standards. [Those standards reinforce] the level of safety and security of this brand-new aircraft.”

Trappier went on to describe the Falcon 6X as “an exceptional aircraft.” He cited its 10,200-kilometer range (5,500 nautical miles), adding that the Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered twinjet “is suitable for everyday missions as well as long distances. It benefits from all the know-how accumulated by our company in civil and military aeronautics for more than a century.”

Mark Phelps
Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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