Dassault Falcon 10X mockup
Mockup of Dassault Falcon 10X cabin

Update On Dassault's Falcon 10X

The $75 million long-range jet is scheduled to be ready in 2025.

Along with marking the global public debut of the Falcon 6X  at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Dassault Aviation displayed a full-size cabin mockup of its Falcon 10X for the first time in Europe as the company’s largest business jet to date moves into the production phase. “We are making excellent progress in getting this new aircraft into production, and the coming months will see an increasing flow of parts, subsystems, and large structures into our facilities,” said Dassault chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. 

Dassault unveiled the 10X, its largest and longest-range aircraft yet, in May 2021. The intended range is 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85. In addition to its globe-girdling capability, it offers a cabin that is larger, wider, and taller than those on any currently available traditional business jet. Both the 6X and 10X, with their super-sized circumferences, mark a sharp departure from the Falcon line’s traditional modest ramp scale, reflecting a change in customer demands. With the new models, Dassault also makes clear that it will not leave that market to its rivals.

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The 10X’s cabin will boast an interior width of nine feet one inch and a height of six feet eight inches. By comparison, the Gulfstream G700 cabin measures eight feet two inches wide and six feet three inches tall, while the Bombardier Global 7500 is eight feet wide and six feet two inches high. The three jets’ cabin volumes are similar at around 2,700 cubic feet. While the Global 7500’s published range of 7,700 nautical miles is 200 nautical miles longer than that of the 10X and G700, all three have price tags of around $75 million (2021 dollars).

Detail design of the 10X is nearly finished and the main wind tunnel testing is complete. Leveraging its experience in manufacturing composite wings for its Rafale fighter, Dassault said the 10X’s highly swept wings will be made of carbon-fiber materials, making it the company's first civil airplane with composite wings. The first sets of structural components, equipment, and subassemblies for the 10X are being constructed at Dassault's facilities across Europe and North America, including the company’s new Factory 4.0 smart facility at Seclin in northern France.

Trappier reported that the first Falcon 10X is due to enter final assembly early next year. First flight is expected around a year later, with entry into service slated for late 2025, shortly after certification.