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Dassault presents latest products at EBACE 2024
The 6X on display is the first production aircraft and has been on a world tour since December. It is accompanied by the 8X and the 2000LXS.
Since December 2023 the 6X has crisscrossed the world, flown more than 500 flight hours and conducted up to four two-hour demo flights a day.

Dassault Aviation is exhibiting the new Falcon 6X extra widebody twin, which recently entered operation, and a full-scale mockup of the ultra-long range, ultra-widebody Falcon 10X, now in development at EBACE.

The Falcon 6X makes its first appearance at the show since entering service last November. Its next-generation digital flight control system provides a new level of precise handling and turbulence damping. Even with a spacious cabin that is taller and wider than any competing aircraft, it can land at small or challenging airports like Saanen-Gstaad, Switzerland, whose runway is only 3,400 feet long.

"The 6X offers an incomparable passenger experience and impressive reliability for an aircraft just entering service," says chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. The 6X on display is the first production aircraft and has been on a world tour since December. Over that time, it has crisscrossed the world, flown more than 500 flight hours and conducted up to four two-hour demo flights a day. It has exceeded book performance, flying more than 5,500nm en route from Paris to São Paulo. In these past six months, the aircraft has not missed a single demo flight and, in fact, has required little attention beyond routine servicing.

Accompanying the 6X in the static display area are the 6,450 nm Falcon 8X ultra-long-range jet and Dassault's best seller, the widebody, 4,000nm 2000LXS.

In the exhibit hall, visitors can tour a Falcon 10X flight deck and a 53ft long cabin. When certified in 2027, the 10X will be the largest purpose-built business jet in the industry. The 10X flight deck will provide a number of new safety features, including touchscreens, a single-lever Smart Throttle and an automatic recovery mode.

Major 10X structures, such as the wings, fuselage and empennage sections, have already come off assembly lines around France. Final assembly will commence later this year at Dassault's facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac.

Meanwhile, the aircraft's engine, the Rolls Royce Pearl 10X, has begun flight testing under the wing of a 747 flying testbed. Last year, the engine was tested successfully on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel.

Earlier this month, the company opened a service centre at Catarina Executive airport near São Paulo, Brazil. Catarina replaces a smaller facility in Sorocaba.

In April, ExecuJet, a wholly owned Dassault subsidiary, inaugurated a new 150,000sq ft facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to enhance support for operators throughout the Asia Pacific region. This followed the opening of a 163,000sq ft ExecuJet MRO complex in Dubai to serve the Middle East.

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