With much anticipation, Dassault Falcon have launched their new jet, the Falcon 5X. Dassault Falcon is a family company with a heritage of integrity and excellence. They have always invested in technology and innovation, so we have been expecting great things from their latest jet. The new Falcon 5X is aesthetically rather beautiful. The model has been worked on under code name SMS since 2006, but details were announced at the National Business Aviation Association annual convention on 21 October 2013. This mid-sized, long range jet has wonderful slick lines and is extremely elegant – it is sure to be a hit. The first flight is scheduled to take place in 2015, with an entry into service in 2017. If you’d like to pre-order your jet the price is around $45 million.
Falcon’s are known for their agility in the air, and this model also boasts manoeuvrability on the ground where their modest ramp presence means they can find a home in nearly any airport environment. High-speeds are seductive and part of the value of a Falcon is a wide speed envelope. As with previous Falcon generations, the wing of the 5X is optimized for both high- and low-speed performance. The Falcon 5X has a maximum range of 5,200 nautical miles at its long-range cruise speed of Mach .80. For coast-to-coast U.S. travel, or other trips of 3,000 nautical miles or more, you can fly even faster. Top speed is Mach .90. This speed is going to prove very attractive to those wishing to save their valuable time.
The Falcon 5X has a wide-body cabin with an all-new, fast and ultra-efficient wing. The 5X wing has a moderately swept leading edge and an innovative curved trailing edge. Constant and subtle wing contour changes control airflow at high speeds.
The added space with the The 5X cabin will transform your travel experience. There is more room to stand up or sit down and the spacious nature means that you can relax or work in comfort.
iPads are used for entertainment viewing and streaming content from tablets to cabin monitors. In a wireless world the 5X cabin has surpassed itself. It offers the latest generation of the popular FalconCabin HD+ cabin management system, including its Skybox media server with a vast iTunes video and music library. The iPhone app even allows you to control lighting, volume level and entertainment options, right from the palm of your hand. This sleek and neat concept is an example of how everything has been perfectly thought through within the jet’s design.
There are 28 large windows in the 5X and this increase in natural light does more than improve the view. The light spilling in elevates ones mood and gives an even greater sense of space. The Falcon 5X also offers a unique window to the sky. The ceiling window offers an unprecedented direct view of the sky overhead to watch the stars sailing by.
There are plenty more incredible features to this brand new jet and Dassault Falcon have certainly got the aviation world talking.