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Dassault presents latest products at EBACE 2024

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Dassault presents latest products at EBACE 2024 - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Switzerland Aircraft: Airplanes

Dassault Aviation will showcase full line of its business jets at EBACE 2024 which opens in Geneva on May 28. On exhibit will be the new Falcon 6X extra widebody twin, which recently entered operation, and a full-scale mockup of the ultra-long range, ultra-widebody Falcon 10X, now in development.

First in-service Falcon 6X on display

Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation said: “The 6X offers an incomparable passenger experience and impressive reliability for an aircraft yjay has just entered service.” 

Falcon 6X makes its first appearance at EBACE since entering service November. Its next-generation digital flight control system provides a new level of precise handling and turbulence damping. Even with a spacious cabin that is taller and wider than competing aircraft, it can land at small or challenging airports like Saanen-Gstaad, Switzerland, whose runway is only 3,400 feet long.

The 6X on display is the first production aircraft and has been on a world tour since December. Over that time, it has crisscrossed the world, flown more than 500 flight hours, and conducted up to four two-hour demo flights a day. It has exceeded book performance, flying more than 5,500 nm en route from Paris to São Paulo. In these past six months, the aircraft has not missed a single demo flight, and in fact, has required little attention beyond routine servicing. Accompanying the 6X in the static display area are the 6,450 nm Falcon 8X ultra-long-range jet and Dassault’s best seller, the widebody, 4,000 nm 2000LXS.

Full-scale 10X mockup on EBACE floor

In the exhibit hall, visitors will be able to tour a Falcon 10X flight deck and a cabin that is 53 feet long. When certified in 2027, the 10X will be the largest purpose-built business jet in the industry. The 10X flight deck will provide a number of new safety features, including touchscreens, a single-lever Smart Throttle, and an automatic recovery mode.

Major 10X structures–wings, fuselage, and empennage sections–have already come off assembly lines around France. Final assembly will commence later this year at Dassault’s final assembly facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac. Meanwhile, aircraft’ engine, the Rolls Royce Pearl 10X, has begun flight testing under the wing of a 747 flying testbed. Last year, the engine was tested successfully on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel.

A growing and modernizing service network

Dassault Customer Service will be on hand during the show to discuss major inspection and upgrade offerings at its 60 service centers worldwide. Earlier this month, the company announced the opening of a service center at the newly opened Catarina Executive Airport, near São Paulo, Brazil. Catarina replaces a smaller facility in Sorocaba.

In April, ExecuJet, a wholly owned Dassault subsidiary, inaugurated a new 150,000-square-foot facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to enhance support for operators throughout the Asia Pacific region. This followed the opening of a 163,000-square-foot ExecuJet MRO complex in Dubai to serve the Middle East. In 2025, Dassault will open a flagship MRO and paint facility in Melbourne, Florida, to improve service to customers from across the Americas. All of these facilities will be sized to handle the latest and largest Falcons up to the 10X, and to support the expanding worldwide fleet decades into the future.

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