LAS VEGAS - Among the fleet at the Dassault Falcon Jet setup at the static display at the Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) during last week's NBAA-BACE annual convention was a mockup of the Dassault's latest business jet offering, the Falcon 10X.
The company announced the development of the new ultra long-range jet in May. The first order and certification are expected to be completed in 2025.
Offering a guided tour to GlobalAir.com staff, Andrew Ponzoni, senior manager of communications for Dassault Falcon Jet, noted that the interior layout of the 10X consists of four pods that can be customized for each buyer.
The mockup on display at NBAA-BACE included a kitchen and bar with a crew area, a traditional corporate seating area lined with bench seating for additional storage, an area for a large television screen that will be built to mechanically rise from the floor, a master suite with a queen-sized bed, and a lavatory that can have a private shower added.
"What sets this apart is the modularity of the cabin," Ponzoni said. "This is not the traditional business jet setup."THE DASSAULT FALCON 10X INTERIORThe first impression upon entering the Falcon 10X is its spaciousness. The interior height, Ponzoni said, is 6 feet and 7 inches in the 110-inch-wide cabin, the largest in its class. The aircraft offers 200 cubic feet of internal baggage space with additional unpressurized storage space available.
Its manufacturer calls the Falcon 10X's cabin "the brightest in the industry," with 38 extra-large windows.
While other ultra long-range jets might be able to match the speed and range of the Falcon 10X, Ponzoni said that Dassault's rivals cannot match the scope and extent of customization available in the cabin.
"Wherever you live, wherever you work, you can recreate that," he said.
DASSAULT FALCON 10X ENGINE andamp; AVIONICS Dassault relied on its fighter-jet DNA for some of the performance aspects, including a dual throttle control that can be operated from a single smart throttle with what Ponzoni called a "true recovery" push-button system for emergencies, akin to a "panic button."
The cockpit will be supported by a Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite with all-touch displays and a dual FalconEye heads-up display in full HD with a multi-sensor camera.
Powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engines, the Falcon 10X has a projected range of 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, with a maximum speed of Mach 0.95, allowing it to fly virtually anywhere in Europe or Asia from New York City without refueling. The projected price tag of the Falcon 10X is $75 million.