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Falcon 10X Enters Production Phase

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Falcon 10X Enters Production Phase

With parts manufacture now in full swing, Dassault Aviation is gearing up to produce initial subassemblies for the Falcon 10X, which will set a new standard in the ultra-long range business jet segment.

“All the elements for another great Falcon are literally coming together in our various production facilities,” remarked Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “This new aircraft, the largest purpose-built business jet on the market, will embody the latest technology and set a new benchmark for passenger experience.”

The first long-lead items including the landing gear, have been manufactured and are ready for assembly. A first fully representative composite wing is also being prepared for static and fatigue testing.

Development of the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X is progressing well, too. Tests to date have demonstrated the reliability of the engine and shown it will fully meet its performance requirements. To date, Rolls-Royce has logged over 1,000 test hours on the 18,000 pound-plus thrust engine, including runs on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Ground tests of the first complete power plant, including its new nacelle and EBU (Engine Build Up), are in preparation.

Rolls-Royce recently broke ground on a new production support facility adjacent to the aircraft final assembly line in Bordeaux-Mérignac. The flight test campaign for the Pearl 10X will take place on a Rolls-Royce flying test bed, scheduled to begin in 2023.

 

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