The 5X provides a clean-sheet foundation for larger and longer range Falcon Jets, ones that will compete directly against the newest and most capable designs being developed by Bombardier and Gulfstream. As such, it isn’t just Dassault’s latest jet. It is a milestone in the company’s history, the end of its trijet era and the beginning of a whole new line of twin-engine, large-cabin aircraft that will be more comfortable, more capable and more cost-effective.
Construction of the first flight test aircraft is well under way. First flight is slated for the first half 2015. Look for a full report in the November 2013 issue of Business & Commercial Aviation.
Click here to see photos of the Falcon 5X on our Things With Wings blog.