Heavy lies the crown, as they say, and at this stage, it looks as if Dassault will need to reinforce their necks for the coming years after introducing the Falcon 10X ultra-long-range jet. Unrivalled in both cabin space and opulence – as well as being the fastest and farthest-flying of its kind – CEO Eric Trappier has already claimed the new Falcon represents a “new benchmark in business aviation.”
The Dassault Falcon 10X is powered by twin Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines, providing approximately 18,000 pounds of total thrust with a top speed that’s just a touch below Mach-1 (as in the sound barrier). Paired with lightweight carbon-fibre wings and increased wing sweep, it boasts an impressive maximum flight range of 8,632 miles (13,891 kilometres) – for reference, that’s Sydney to Los Angeles nonstop.
The French aviation company has also made quite the R&D investment, specifically in fly-by-wire technology which not only ensures a smoother flight experience but also power control for an added element of efficiency across an entire range of conditions. According to Robb Report, it’s capable of self-stabilising with the touch of a single button if situational awareness happens to deteriorate.
“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.”
“The Falcon 10X will offer an unrivalled passenger experience over both short- and long-duration flights, along with breakthrough safety features,” says Trappier.
The cabin interior, on the other hand, has been described as a penthouse suite in the sky. While the configuration can be customised according to your needs/desire, some top-line feature include a generous dining + conference area, entertainment quarter with a built-in screen, as well as a master suite with a private shower by the window. Even the cockpit seats can be fully reclined into flat beds for either pilots to catch some much-needed Zs when the opportunity arises.
“When you’re travelling for a long time, you need to be effective, you need to feel at home.”
The Dassault Falcon 10X will enter service towards the end of 2025.