Dassault Aviation recently unveiled the Falcon 5X at their Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility. The Falcon 5X will have the largest cabin cross-section of any conventional business jet and will offer a 5,200 nm /9,630 km range to connect to many heavily traveled cities.
This aircraft has a similar cabin length to the Falcon 7X but boasts a higher cabin height of 6.5 ft / 1.98 m and a wider cabin of 8.5 ft / 2.58 m. VIP aircraft designers will certainly enjoy working with the extra height and width of the 5X, and it also has a skylight window that brings in more light to the cabin.
The 5X with also have an ultra-efficient wing, an advanced digital flight control system derived from the Rafale fighter jet and new Snecma Silvercrest engines offering 15% better fuel efficiency. The 5X is powered by 2 jet engines whereas the 7X has 3 powerplants. The cockpit has been redesigned and equipped with Dassault’s award winning EASy flight deck and updated aircraft and engine health monitoring systems.
Final assembly and testing of the Falcon 5X is taking place at the Mérignac facility with planes expected to be certified and in service in 2017.