Dassault Aviation will display a full-size mock-up of its Falcon 6X at the air show. This will be the first time that a 6X mock-up will be displayed in Asia. The Falcon 6X is still in development and is Dassault’s newest business jet with the ability to fly as far as 10,186 km.
On completion of the airshow, Dassault will transport the 6X mock-up to Europe, where it will be show- cased at EBACE. Dassault will also have its 8X and the 2000LXS business jets on static display.
“Dassault has seen a significant pick up in business jet sales activity in Southeast Asia, which has helped to offset the relatively quiet China market. The business jet fleet in Southeast Asia is growing 5-10 per cent per year with the strongest mar- kets for growth being Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand,” company officials tell Show Preview, adding, “There are also some business jet markets that have emerged that didn’t exist before. There are now business jets based in Vietnam and Cambodia. These countries never had business jets before.”
Dassault is promoting the Falcon 6X as the most spacious, modern and ver- satile twin in its class, with a particular emphasis on efficiency, cabin comfort and value for money. The company’s newest business jet will offer the largest cabin cross-section of any purpose-built busi- ness jet — 2.58 m / 102 inches wide, 1.98 m / 6 feet 6 inches high and 12.30 m / 40 feet 4 inches long. Final assembly of the 6X which is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D engine, is slated to begin early next year and the first flight is set for 2021. Certification followed by initial deliveries are planned for 2022.
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