Dassault Wins EASA and FAA Certification on the Falcon 6X

The dual approvals were issued in concert on August 22 in France.

The Dassault Falcon 6X marks the French OEMs largest and most powerful twinjet to date. [Courtesy: Dassault Aviation]

Dassault Aviation announced Tuesday it has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA type certification on its new business jet, the Falcon 6X. The news marks the opening of a new era for the French manufacturer, as the 6X is its largest, heaviest, and most powerful jet so far brought to market.

A two-year-long, 1,500-hour test program culminated in the approvals granted first by EASA, shortly followed by the FAA. The TC clears the flight path forward for deliveries in the coming months, with the first production units entering final completion at Dassault’s facilities in Bordeaux.

“The certification of the Falcon 6X is a remarkable milestone for Dassault Aviation,” said Éric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, in a statement. “We would like to recognize the EASA and FAA certification teams for their commitment in this demanding process and our customers for their confidence. The Falcon 6X is the first brand new business jet to comply with the latest regulations, which will enhance the safety and security of all new aircraft.

“The 5,500 nm/10,200 km Falcon 6X combines the best qualities of Dassault Aviation’s world-leading business and fighter aircraft expertise to create the longest-range jet in its class with unparalleled passenger comfort and maximum mission flexibility.”

FLYING senior business editor Fred George flew the 6X in an exclusive look last year:

A full We Fly report ran in the May 2023/Issue 937 print edition of FLYING, highlighting the twin Pratt & Whitney PW812D powerplants—at 13,500-pound thrust per side—and advanced digital flight control system with heritage from the company’s Rafale fighters, as well as the spacious cabin poised to envelop passengers in luxury within the long-range segment.

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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