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January 1, 2014updated Feb 13, 2014

Dassault Falcon 5X

By Chris Boyle

In Flight / Dassault Falcon 5xThe much-awaited new twinjet from French manufacturer Dassault promises new levels of passenger comfort, mission range, and cockpit advancement for international elite travelers in the super-midsize segment.

Debuted by Dassault with much aplomb at the recent NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) show in Las Vegas this past fall, with a typical eight-passenger load the Falcon 5X proports to have a range of 5,200 NM burning along at Mach .80. Innovative new Snecma Silvercrest engines afford as much as a 50 percent increase in overall fuel efficiency compared to competing intercontinental aircraft in the segment. Even more appealing to passengers, the Falcon 5X delivers an unparalleled cabin experience. High interior ceilings, about 6 feet, 6 inches, in fact, and an extra-wide cabin beam, about 8 feet, 6 inches, make this bizjet something you can really move around in, or sneak off to find a little more privacy, especially in the aft cabin on overnight flights.

“With the Falcon 5X, Dassault has expanded the limits of what is possible in a business jet,” said Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “This new aircraft will offer an incredibly spacious and comfortable cabin with handling qualities and airport performance unmatched by any other large business jet. And this, while maintaining the traditional hallmarks of high performance, industry-leading efficiency and robust design, has come to define the Dassault Falcon brand over the past 50 years.”

For your pilots, the 5X will also feature the newest generation of Dassault’s award-winning EASy flight deck. First flight is expected in Q1 2015 with EASA and FAA certifications before the end of 2016. Typical city pairs for the aircraft could be New York to Moscow, London to Miami, or Shanghai to Sydney.

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