Dassault Aviation has unveiled the Falcon Privacy Suite, which is designed to offer more personal space and quiet, and to make sleeping more comfortable on long flights.
The OEM said that up to now, privacy suites – individual compartments partitioned off from surrounding passengers and equipped with an electrically operated reclining lie-flat bed – have not been available on purpose-built business jets. The Dassault Privacy Suite aims to fill this need. It will initially be offered on the new Falcon 6X and the Falcon 8X.
A full-scale mock-up of the Privacy Suite was displayed at EBACE 2022.
“The Privacy Suite is a brand-new high-end option that will be available only on Falcon business jets,” said Carlos Brana, executive vice president, civil aircraft, for Dassault Aviation. “It responds to customer demand for a personal space to work, relax and get a proper rest during long-duration trips.”
The patented Privacy Suite concept is the result of a two-year-long collaboration between industrial designers at Dassault’s in-house Falcon Design Studio and the Dassault Aviation engineering department. The company said it meets demanding requirements for aircraft seat design, safety, comfort and intuitive use.
The suite is separated from the cabin aisle by an adjustable mid-height partition. The seat itself is 22in wide in the Falcon 8X and 24in wide in the 6X. It is electrically operated and reclines to a full-flat position to create an 80in (2.03m)-long bed.
When not fully reclined, the extra seat serves as an ottoman for a second occupant. Overhead is a 24in 4K screen connected to the aircraft’s cabin system and its various entertainment options. There is a stowage drawer below and an adjacent side locker to stow away hanging garments. Sideledge storage includes USB charging ports. The suite has its own ambient lighting and reading light.
More than one Privacy Suite can be installed on an individual aircraft, depending on the model and overall configuration. Customers can choose from a wide range of fabrics and materials when personalising the space.