Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 6X business jet, powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D turbofan engines, has entered into service.
Dassault’s latest offering promises to revolutionize the travel experience by combining space and luxury in a business jet. What’s really impressive is the extra wide body design and uninterrupted lines feature of the cabin that make the interior look uncluttered and spacious.
The PW812D engine demonstrated its performance and reliability in a rigorous development and flight test program and received positive reviews from Dassault Aviation’s pilots and maintenance technicians. Its fuel economy allows this largest-ever Falcon to fly missions of up to 5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km).
This high-speed aircraft can travel at up to a Maximum Operating Mach Number of 0.90, making nonstop travel between international destinations like Sao Paulo to London, Paris to Johannesburg, or Los Angeles to Geneva a breeze. The Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) feature on the engines ensures high aircraft dispatch reliability and provides engine diagnostics and health monitoring capabilities.
The PW800 engine and its services are designed with environmental responsibility in mind and are considered to be the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible engine in its class. It offers improved fuel burn, emissions, and noise levels compared to the current generation of engines.
The engine can also fly a 50% blend of jet fuel A (kerosene) and sustainable alternative fuel (SAF), with 100% SAF tests being conducted for future in-service flights. During the test campaign, the PW812D was flown on SAF on a routine basis.
The PW800 engine delivers a flawless experience and unmatched customer satisfaction, requiring 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class. What’s more, customers can benefit from an exclusive personalized premium service for all their maintenance and support needs, any time of the day, anywhere in the world.
“We applaud the Dassault Aviation team for the successful entry into service of the first Falcon 6X aircraft,” said Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt & Whitney Canada in a press statement. “Pratt & Whitney Canada has a long-standing relationship with Dassault, powering the Falcon 2000LXS, 7X and 8X. Together, we have grown our relationship to best serve the interests of our common customers and look forward to the very promising future for this remarkable jet.”