EASA has issued the type certificate for Dassault’s Falcon 6X business jet, followed by the US FAA. The certifications conclude a test campaign that has spanned more than two years, during which 1,500 flight hours were logged worldwide. It is a big step on the path to entry into service for the Falcon 6X, with the first units undergoing final completion.
“The certification of the Falcon 6X is a remarkable milestone for Dassault Aviation,” said Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “We would like to recognise 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.”
“The 5,500-nautical-mile (10,200km) 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,” continued Trappier.
The Falcon 6X long-range twin-jet has been recognised with various design awards, including the Red Dot Award and the International Yacht & Aviation Award.