Dassault wins EASA and FAA certification on the Falcon 6X

Aug. 25, 2023
The dual approvals were issued in concert on 22 August in France, Julie Boatman reports for Flying.

PARIS - 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, Julie Boatman reports for FlyingContinue reading original article.

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25 August 2023 - These certifications conclude a more than two-year-long test campaign during which 1,500 flight hours were logged worldwide.

“The certification of the Falcon 6X is a remarkable milestone for Dassault Aviation. 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,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “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”.

Dassault's Falcon 6X is powered by Pratt & Whitney's PW800 turbine, which the Raytheon Technologies business says requires 40% less maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class.

“Every element of the PW800 engine and the services that support it have been conceived with environmental responsibility in mind,” said Edward Hoskin, vice president, of Pratt & Whitney's engineering division. The engine can also fly on a 50% blend of jet fuel A (kerosene) and sustainable alternative fuel.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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