Dassault Falcon 10X interior (Photo: Dassault Aviation)
Dassault's Falcon 10X interior design is getting awards as the French airframer progresses toward an anticipated market entry in late 2025. (Photo: Dassault Aviation)

Dassault Falcon 10X Staying on Tight Schedule

The French manufacturer still expects a late-2025 service entry for its latest long-range jet.

Dassault has completed wind tunnel tests and begun production of the first primary parts for its ultra-long-range Falcon 10X and is still aiming for the aircraft's service entry in late 2025During the company's recent first-half results announcement, chairman and CEO Eric Trappier said these plans for service entry were ambitious since the aircraft remains on a tight schedule against the backdrop of industry-wide supply-chain issues and lingering COVID difficulties.

He noted that the 10X, which has a 7,500-nautical-mile range, offers the widest purpose-built business jet cabin (nine feet, one inch), and he says Dassault has paid particular attention to its comfort and efficiency. He was pleased that the cabin, a mockup of which has been on tour, has already begun to capture accolades, including the Red Dot Award.

Trappier also gave updates regarding the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines, which have now amassed more than 1,000 hours, and said the program is progressing well.

The company's 5,500-nautical-mile Falcon 6X, meanwhile, is prepping for service entry around the middle of next year. Trappier noted that the company had announced the schedule slip in May as the COVID crisis pushed out the first delivery slightly. The aircraft is now wrapping up a four-week, 50-stop world tour that has involved 150 hours and three flight-test aircraft that, as of late June, had accrued 900 hours.