First Falcon 6X Enters Service

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First Falcon 6X Enters Service

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The Falcon 6X can fly up to 5,500 nm

On November 30, Dassault’s first Falcon 6X began flying for its new owner, the French aircraft manufacturer announced today. The largest jet in the Falcon lineup—until the 10X enters service in 2025—the 6X received FAA and EASA type certification concurrently on August 22. Dassault did not reveal the identity or location of the 6X launch customer.

“Since that time, post-certification upgrades that were applied required EASA approval,” according to Dassault. Three flight-test airplanes logged more than 1,500 flight hours during a text campaign that lasted more than two years. First flight took place on March 10, 2021.

With maximum range of 5,500 nm, the 6X was launched in February 2018, after the 5X program was canceled due to problems with the in-development Safran Silvercrest engine. The 6X is 20 inches longer than the 5X, to accommodate the 6X’s more powerful Pratt & Whitney PW812D engines.

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