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  • Falcon 5X Photos
    Posted by Sean Meade 10:18 PM on Oct 21, 2013

    The debut of Dassault’s $45 million Falcon 5X is the biggest news at this year’s National Business Aviation Association Convention. Enjoy these photos and read Fred George's story: Dassault Unveils Largest Falcon Jet: 5X.

    All photos: Dassault

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    Falcon 5X has a clean-sheet wing with a straight leading edge, 33 degrees of sweep and integral winglets, a first for a Dassault design.

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    At its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80, 5X will be able to fly eight passengers 5200 nm and land with NBAA IFR reserves.

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    Falcon 5X has a brand-new nose with the largest cockpit windows ever fitted to a Falcon Jet. The steeply sloped nose increases visibility on steep approaches.

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    24 cabin windows, the largest ever installed on a Falcon Jet, will provide the same amount of daylight illumination per cubic foot of cabin volume as G650. Cabin cross section is the largest of any purpose-built business jet, even wider than G650.

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    The aft stateroom can be configured with left and right three-place divans that convert into full, flat berths as shown at the Falcon Jet 5X mockup at the NBAA static display.

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    The aft stateroom has clear, electrochromic window bulkheads that turn opaque at the push of a button.

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    Standard cabin layout has three seating areas. The middle section is a four-seat conference grouping on the left with a casual perch on the right (as shown at right above).

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    Each passenger is afforded personal space with a sidewall storage pocket, personal electronic charging port and touchscreen control panel (see different angle below). Pictograms are used in place of language-specific passenger advisements.

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    The fore galley will have business aviation's first skylight to provide bright daylight illumination. An electrochromic filter will diminish unwanted glare.

    Tags: ba99, nbaa13

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