Inside Dassault’s Newest Falcon

The highly anticipated 6X is a relaunch of the cancelled 5X but with a longer cabin and more range.

Dassault’s new Falcon 6X business jet is on track for entry into service in 2022, the company says. The latest model is a replacement for the 5X, a project canceled due to multiple delays in the development of its Safran Silvercrest engines. The 6X will be powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D —"D" for Dassault engines. The flight deck features the EASy avionics suite, which is based on the Honeywell Epic system, plus dual FalconEye combined vision system head-up displays will be available. It will have a 20-inch-longer cabin and 300 nautical miles longer range than the 5X, which can fly 5,500 nautical miles unrefueled. With a cabin width of 8 feet 6 inches, and a height of 6 feet 6 inches, the 6X has the largest cross section of any purpose-built business jet. Manufacture of major parts has commenced, with assembly of the first aircraft expected early next year and first flight in 2021.