Dassault Aviation announced an all-new business jet, the Falcon 10X, that will deliver a level of comfort, versatility, and technology unmatched by any purpose-built business jet.
Featuring a range of 7,500 nautical miles (8,630 miles or 13,900 km), the Falcon 10X will have the biggest and most comfortable cabin on the market and offer greater modularity than any other aircraft in its class. The passenger cabin is large enough to accommodate four cabin zones of equal length, but owners can configure their cabin to create a truly customized interior, including an enlarged master suite with a private stand-up shower.
The cabin will be 6-feet, 8-inches (2.03 m) tall and 9 feet, 1 inch wide (2.77 m), making it the widest and tallest purpose-built business jet today. Pressurization will also be the best on the market, with passengers experiencing a 3,000-foot cabin pressure altitude while flying at 41,000 feet.
The cabin features 38 windows that are nearly 50% larger than those on the Falcon 8X. The air itself is filtered and purified; noise levels are kept low. The Falcon 10X will be fitted with the very-high aspect ratio wing equipped with advanced, retractable high-lift devices offering superior maneuverability at low approach speeds. The high-speed wing will be made of carbon fiber composites for maximum strength, reduced weight, and minimum drag.
The Falcon 10X, scheduled to enter service in 2025, will also be faster than its predecessors, with a top speed of Mach 0.925 (686 mph or 1,104 km/h) which places the aircraft at best in the world. The aircraft will be powered by the in-development Rolls Royce engine, the Pearl 10X, with the same power (18,000 pounds of thrust) as the Pearl 700 in competitor Gulfstream’s G700 business jet.
The flight deck will set a new standard in intuitive design, with touch screens throughout the cockpit. A next-generation Digital Flight Control System is derived directly from Dassault’s latest military technology and includes a single throttle to control both engines. The Digital Flight Control System will automatically manage the power of each engine as needed in different flight scenarios. Additionally, the aircraft uses Dassault’s FalconEye combined vision system that uses dual HUDs as primary flight displays. Thanks to this, the 10X will be capable of operating in essentially zero ceiling/visibility conditions.
“We are introducing a new benchmark in business aviation,” said Dassault Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “The Falcon 10X will offer an unrivaled passenger experience over both short- and long-duration flights, along with breakthrough safety features from Dassault’s frontline fighter technology. We have optimized every aspect of the aircraft with the passenger in mind and established a new level of capability for ultra-long-range aircraft.“