Dassault Falcon 5X

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Falcon 5X
Role Business jet
National origin France
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 2015 (scheduled)
Status Announced October 21, 2013[1]
Number built 0
Unit cost
US$45 million[1]

The Dassault Falcon 5X is a super mid-sized, long-range business jet under development in France by Dassault Aviation.[2]

Even though its 5,200 nmi (9,630 km) range is not as high as that of the Falcon 7X, the 5X has a larger fuselage diameter and greater cabin volume.[3][4]

The first flight is scheduled to take place in 2015, with an entry into service in 2017.[5][6][7]

Design and development[edit]

While design work began in 2006 under the codename SMS,[1][8] the development project remained secret in its details until it has been announced at the National Business Aviation Association annual convention in October 21, 2013.[4][9][10][11] As of the date of this unveiling, the "US$40+ million" range bizjets market, in which the self-financed 5X fits, was not greatly impacted by the Great Recession.[12][13]

The Rolls-Royce RB282 was selected as the aircraft's powerplant at the beginning at the project, but in 2009 the engine evaluation process was re-opened.[14] The aircraft is now planned to be powered by two Snecma Silvercrests.[3]

The cabin will also feature an unusual "zenith window" in the roof, allowing more light to come in.[15]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Journal de l'Aviation[16]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Capacity: 16
  • Length: 25.2 m (82 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 25.9 m (85 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 31,570 kg (69,600 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Snecma Silvercrest

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.90
  • Range: 9,630 km; 5,984 mi (5,200 nmi) with 8 passagers + 3 crew
  • Service ceiling: 15,545 m (51,000 ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dassault Unveils Largest Falcon Jet: 5X". aviationweek.com. 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Le SMS de Dassault devrait être baptisé Falcon 5X - Le Journal de l'Aviation" (in French). Journal-aviation.com. 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Dassault Reveals New Falcon 5X Business Jet at NBAA". ainonline.com. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Dassault Aviation dévoile le Falcon 5X, le plus gros jet d'affaire de sa gamme - Le Journal de l'Aviation" (in French). Journal-aviation.com. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Dassault Aviation : le Falcon à l'heure des défis" (in French). L'usine nouvelle. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Safran s'impose dans les jets avec Silvercrest, le moteur conçu par sa filiale Cessna" (in French). Challenges. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  7. ^ "Snecma Close To Second Application For Silvercrest". AINonline. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Few new details emerge on Dassault super-midsize jet". AINonline. 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  9. ^ "Anglet : Dassault prépare son futur avion" (in French). Sud Ouest. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  10. ^ "Le Falcon SMS volera fin 2014" (in French). aerobuzz.fr. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  11. ^ "A New Bird Is Coming…Las Vegas October 23, 2013" (in French). Info Aéro Québec. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  12. ^ "Comment Dassault peut-il créer la surprise avec son Falcon 5X ?" (in French). L'usine nouvelle. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  13. ^ "Le nouvel avion d'affaires de Dassault crée la surprise" (in French). Le Monde. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  14. ^ "Engine Choice Still Up in the Air for Falcon SMS". AINonline. 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  15. ^ "Dassault's New Falcon 5x Feature an SPD-Smart Skylight". GlobeNewswire. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  16. ^ "Dassault Falcon 5X, caractéristiques et performances" (in French). Le Journal de l'Aviation. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 

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