Dassault Aviation has announced the entry into service of the new Falcon 6X business jet, powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D turbofan engines.
The Falcon 6X’s entry into service is an important milestone for both companies.
“We applaud the Dassault Aviation team for the successful entry into service of the first Falcon 6X aircraft,” said Maria Della Posta, president, Pratt & Whitney Canada.
“Pratt & Whitney Canada has a long-standing relationship with Dassault, powering the Falcon 2000LXS, 7X and 8X. Together, we have grown our relationship to best serve the interests of our common customers and look forward to the very promising future for this remarkable jet.”
Dassault’s Falcon 6X
Pratt & Whitney Canada said the PW812D engine proved itself through every phase of a demanding development and flight test programme.
It has received positive reviews from Dassault Aviation’s pilots and maintenance technicians alike. Its fuel economy allows this largest-ever Falcon to fly missions of up to 5,500 nm / 10,200 km.
Every element of the PW800 engine and its services have been conceived with environmental responsibility in mind.
The engine family is the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible engine in its class. It offers double-digital improvements in fuel burn, emissions and noise as compared to the current generation of engines.
It can also fly on a 50% blend of jet fuel A (kerosene) and sustainable alternative fuel (SAF), with 100% SAF tests being conducted for future in-service flights. The PW812D was routinely flown on SAF during the test campaign.
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