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THREE HOLIDAY GIFTS

Our last issue of 2022 is unique. Three aviation experts review the Falcon 6X. Aviation journalist, Fred George, formerly Chief of Evaluation for Aviation Week & Space Technology. Matt Thurber, Editor-in-Chief for AIN. And Sam Chui, a highly respected industry blogger. Thanks for following the 6X on its way to entry into service in 2023. We hope it will be a great year for you, too.

LITTLE ROCK IS ROCKING

Falcon 6X interiors take shape

The Dassault Completion Center now has four Falcon 6X aircraft in process. More than 20 interiors are already fully specified by customers. Sébastien Deltheil, General Manager, reports “seamless” installations of cabinetry and furniture as well as new features such as electrically operated galley doors. Optional equipment installation is easier now with more upfront design work. Optional WIFI and SATCOM on the 6X have already received rave reviews from 6X world tour testers.

FRED GEORGE STRAPS INTO FALCON 6X

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Foremost aviation writer gives thumbs up

 

Journalist Fred George began his long career as a naval aviator flying the McDonnell Douglas F-4 fighter. Then, as Chief of Evaluations for Aviation Week & Space Technology, flying high-performance aircraft of all types. On a test flight of the new Falcon 6X with Chief Test Pilot Philippe Duchateau, George flew a series of complex maneuvers, including stalls, making use of the advanced HUD. Aided by the path-stable flight control system, the test ended with silky smooth landings. His conclusion: the 6X is “a game changer in maneuverability and customer comfort.”

 

> Buckle up for video

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FAA GIVES OK TO 6X ENGINE

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Advanced efficiency powers forward

 

Engine certification for the 6X’s 13,500-pound-thrust Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D is complete. After earlier approvals by Canadian and EASA authorities, it now has the FAA’s stamp of approval as well. The most advanced of the PW-800 series improves fuel efficiency and emissions by double digits versus comparable powerplants and reduces scheduled maintenance by 40 percent. The PW812D engine has shown exceptional performance during program development with more than 6,100 hours of engine testing, including 1,150+ hours of flight testing and 20,000 hours on the engine core.

6X SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES WORLD TOUR

In just one month, the first production 6X completed a route-proving global tour covering more than 50,000 nm. It touched down in more than 50 cities on five continents. Technicians assessed more than 250 reliability items and sometimes flew four or five flights in the same day. The longest leg was Paris to Los Angeles in 11 hours and 25 minutes. In-flight connectivity was excellent, including video conferencing. Pilots gave all systems high marks, calling performance “spot on.” As expected, the cabin was as quiet as the industry-leading Falcon 8X.

 

> Hop on board the tour

EASy ADVANCES A GENERATION

Advanced avionics and much more

The fourth generation of the award-winning EASy flight deck is here, with more processing power, more vivid displays and added safety features, including an early warning system that helps prevent runway overshoots. EASy IV enhances situational awareness of traffic in flight and on the ground. New 2D/3D moving maps aid airport navigation in all conditions. EASy IV is standard on the Falcon 6X and new 8X aircraft beginning in 2023. It’s available as an upgrade on earlier 7X and 8X aircraft and will surely become one of the most valuable pilot tools.

 

> Get in the pilot’s seat

FALCON 6X IS RAMP-READY

Support is in place for 2023 EIS

Dassault Customer Service has been preparing for years to support the 6X, ordering long-lead time spares, training technicians on pre-production aircraft, and creating new tech manuals. Service techs were also deeply involved in the 6X world tour, in one extreme case, at a remote location working out an approved tug procedure with improvised equipment. Completions are already underway. An advanced CAE full-flight simulator is receiving operational checkouts at Burgess Hill, UK and customer training begins in April.

AIN JOURNALIST FLIES 6X FIRST

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Senior pilot Matt Thurber takes the stick

 

AIN Editor-in-Chief Matt Thurber is a regular at Dassault’s Istres flight test center, where he’s flown the Falcon 7X, 8X and now, the 6X, becoming the first journalist to fly it. His in-depth flight test report is essential reading for those who want to know how the 6X differs from its predecessors yet retains the characteristics Falcon pilots love best. To quote briefly: “Each new Falcon jet improves upon the last, and the 6X is no exception…. The 6X felt tight, responding instantly to my control inputs and flying precisely as I wished.”

 

> Head for the review

SAM CHUI TAKES 6X TO PARIS

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How to be a professional passenger

 

You may have seen a Sam Chui video blog where he samples the accommodations on a leading airline. Or pilots a Cirrus Vision Jet to the 2022 NBAA convention in Orlando. The 41-year-old Australian is a phenomenon with more than three million YouTube followers. Suffice it to say, he knows his way around a cabin, including private 747s. His recent video was shot on a Falcon 6X as it flew back to France from Orlando. He gave it his full seal of approval. See it for yourself.

 

> Cool video. Cool jet.

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