(01 Feb 2022)
The primary manufacturing
Falcon 6X additional widebody twin has arrived on the Falcon completion heart in
Little Rock, Arkansas.
Falcon 6X serial quantity 5 was ferried on
Friday, 28 January, from Dassault’s Merignac manufacturing facility,
the place all Falcons full preliminary meeting, to the 1.25 million
sq. foot Little Rock facility.
“The arrival of the primary Falcon 6X at Little Rock
marks a really constructive milestone on this program,” mentioned Eric
Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO. “Our groups have been
working tirelessly behind the scenes to organize for 6X completion
and we’re benefiting from excellent momentum as we transfer in the direction of
First manufacturing Falcon 6X arrives on the completion heart in Little Rock, Arkansas
Groups in Little Rock have been making ready for
months anticipating the arrival of the primary Falcon 6X with new
engineering options that goal to speed up the completion and
A devoted 6X technical response staff has
carried out robustness and cycle testing on tools and elements
in preparation of producing, whereas engineers have additionally designed
processes that may permit “one shot set up” on interiors,
additional decreasing completion time.
Superior digital applied sciences are on the forefront
of efforts to streamline completion actions. These embrace a
devoted ‘digital plateau’ able to displaying any system or
part on the plane utilizing Dassault Systemes 3D CATIA design
and product lifecycle administration software program that helps groups
visualize and plan for probably the most environment friendly method to every
Completions shall be carried out in a spacious
state-of-the-art hangar that got here on-line in 2015. The hangar was
designed from the begin to accommodate completions for superior
new fashions just like the Falcon 6X.
Presently, three Falcon 6X plane are concerned
in Dassault’s rigorous flight check program, together with one that’s
present process excessive climate and endurance testing.
The Pratt &
Whitney Canada PW812D engine lately acquired Transport Canada
certification, with EASA and FAA certifications anticipated to comply with
A fourth plane outfitted with a full inside will fly
on the finish of the primary quarter and undertake a around the world
marketing campaign meant to show the complete maturity of plane
programs at entry into service.
The primary Falcon 6X is anticipated to enter into
service later this 12 months.