Renowned French aviation company Dassault Aviation’s latest business jet, the Falcon 6X has received its type certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), setting a new standard in safety, range and innovation in business aviation.
This achievement marks the end of a flight test campaign that lasted for more than two years. During this campaign, the test aircraft flew a total of 1,500 hours, around the world. The certifications emphasize Dassault’s major step towards the aircraft’s entry into service.
Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, commented, “The certification of the Falcon 6X is a remarkable milestone for Dassault Aviation. We would like to recognize the EASA and FAA certification teams for their commitment in this demanding process and our customers for their confidence.”
“The Falcon 6X is the first brand new business jet to comply with the latest regulations, which will enhance the safety and security of all new aircraft,” he highlighted. “The 5,500 [nautical mile]/10,200 km Falcon 6X combines the best qualities of Dassault Aviation’s world-leading business and fighter aircraft expertise to create the longest-range jet in its class with unparalleled passenger comfort and maximum mission flexibility.”
According to the press release, the Falcon 6X is the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in the long-range business jet segment. It has been recognised with various design awards, including the Red Dot Award and the International Yacht & Aviation Award.
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