Dassault Aviation on May 6 announced its newest addition to the Falcon family, the even longer range 10X. The new airplane represents the French aircraft builder’s challenge to the ultra-long-range category capable of stage lengths as long as 7,500 nm and speeds of up to Mach 0.925. Dassault believes the 10X will best its two major competitors inside the cabin, where this newest airplane will measure 9-ft 6-in wide as compared to the Gulfstream G700′s 8-ft 2-in cabin and the Bombardier Global 7500′s that measures 8-ft wide. Two Rolls Royce Pearl 10X engines delivering 18,000 pounds of thrust each will power the aircraft.
Always a leader in blending technology with performance, Dassault has designed the 10X’s cockpit to be the first of its kind with a single power lever to control both engines through the aircraft’s digital flight-control system. Both flight deck seats will fully recline in anticipation of a future relaxation of the rules to allow pilots to nap at their station. To reduce passenger fatigue on 15-plus hour flights, the 10X’s cabin will remain at 3,000 feet up to FL 410. Sporting a new composite wing that retains the Falcon’s short-field landing capabilities—less than 2,500 feet—the 10X is expected to enter service in 2025 with a $75 million price tag. Dassault’s 6X ultralong-range jet made its first flight in March 2021.
Check out the launch: dassaultfalcon.com