Dassault's Falcon 10X sets the bar
Cruising Heights|June - July 2021
With a $75 million price tag, Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 10X will be the aircraft that corporates and high net worth individuals will want. Launched recently and marking an end to the slowdown in new business aircraft development programmes, the Falcon 10X promises to set the benchmark in the ultra-long-range, wide-cabin business jet market

“Today we are introducing a new benchmark in business aviation. 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. 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.”

That was Eric Trappier, Dassault Chairman and CEO announcing the all-new Falcon jet at the beginning of May 2021. Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon –the 10X -- would deliver a level of comfort, versatility and technology unmatched by any purpose-built business jet. Scheduled to enter service at the end of 2025, the 10X has a range of 7,500 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.925: it will fly nonstop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago.

The Falcon 10X is a result of Dassault’s innovative capabilities that has resulted in the ultralong-range category capable of flying 7,500 nm at high speed. Dassault’s 10X is easily way above its two major competitors inside the cabin. The 10X will have a cabin cross section larger than some regional jets: 6 ft, 8 in (2.03 m) tall and 9 ft, 1 in wide (2.77 m). That will make it almost 8 in (20 cm) wider and 2 in (5 cm) taller than the widest and tallest purpose-built business jet flying today.

Falcon 10X’s cabin is 9ft 6 in wide as compared to the Gulfstream G700's 8ft 2in and the Bombardier Global 7500's 8ft width. Add to that the two Rolls Royce Pearl 10X engines that deliver 18,000 pounds of thrust and you have a powerful aircraft.

It is no wonder that Trappier said that “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-longrange category, and will remain so for a long time”.

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