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Falcon 6X Ready for Global 40-Stop, 150-Hour Proving Campaign

By Amit - May 25, 2022

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(24 May 2022, 10:55 +07)
 
With envelope expansion and most major development
milestones accomplished, Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 6X is preparing to embark on a
demanding global proving campaign.

The objective of the 40-stop, 150-hour campaign,
set to begin next month, is to ensure the reliability of the
aircraft and onboard systems in real world operating conditions
prior to initial customer deliveries.

The 6X has already completed a number of other major flight
test activities, including cold-soak tests, high elevation tests
and expanded the flight envelope well beyond the aircraft’s Mach
0.90 maximum operating speed.

Two Falcon 6X

Remaining flight trials
include natural icing tests and contaminated runway
tests.

“Our test team continues to be impressed by the
handling and performance of the Falcon 6X,” said Eric Trappier,
Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO. “This global proving campaign will
make sure that all systems are fully mature at entry into service.
We are committed to delivering a perfect aircraft from day one.”

Three Falcon 6X flight test aircraft have
accumulated more than 850 hours of flight time to date and the
European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) flight evaluation
process has begun.

The one-month tour will include a number of long
and short haul legs across Europe and between North and South
America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Flights of 10-12 hours
will alternate with quick, short hops. The aircraft will perform
long night flights, high-speed long runs at Mach 0.88, or up to
seven short segments within a day.

The proving campaign aircraft will carry a full
crew of Dassault pilots, flight attendants, engineers and interior
specialists who will test 250 different evaluation points.

Capable
of flying 5,500 nm (10,186 km) non-stop, the Falcon 6X will
feature one of the largest cabin cross sections of any purpose-built
business jet on the market.


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