Dassault Falcon 6X Certified For Flight

The large-cabin jet will be handed over to its first customers soon.

The large-cabin Dassault Falcon 6X recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, in line with the French aircraft manufacturer's target earlier this year of mid-2023 service entry. These certifications conclude a more than two-year-long test campaign during which 1,500 flight hours were logged by three flight-test airplanes. The first Falcon 6Xs that will be handed over to customers are undergoing final completion, according to Dassault.

“Certification of the Falcon 6X is a remarkable milestone for Dassault Aviation,” said Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “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-nautical-mile twinjet was launched in February 2018, followed by a rollout in December 2020 (done virtually during the pandemic) and first flight in March 2021. Its engine, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D, received approval last year from the FAA, EASA, and Transport Canada.