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The new Benchmark in Business Aviation

Falcon 10X combines Dassault fighter DNA and new technologies with the largest, most capable and customisable cabin in business aviation

Issue: 06-2022By Rohit GoelPhoto(s): By Dassault Aviation
Expected to enter service in 2025, Falcon 10x will re-define luxury and sustainability in business aviation

Dassault Aviation began with a clean sheet to create the Falcon 10X, the largest and most capable purpose-built business jet. Its cabin is the largest in business aviation with a new level of flexibility in creating a customised interior environment. New, high-speed aerodynamics yield a maximum range capability of 7,500 nm (13,890 km) and a top speed of Mach 0.925. Dassault’s Digital Flight Control System on the 10X includes safety features new to business aviation, providing protection from inadvertent upsets and other hazards – features that stem directly from the company’s military aircraft.

Speaking at EBACE 2022, President and CEO Eric Trappier said, “2021 was a great year for our programmes as we launched the all-new ultra-long range Falcon 10X.

I can report that development of that big new aircraft is moving forward smoothly. The Falcon 10X, will be 100 per cent SAF capable. This ultra-long-range-very-high-speed aircraft will allow its passengers to fly direct from Geneva to Santiago or even better to the west coast of Australia. Most of the detailed design is frozen and parts, major structures and subsystems have entered production with a final assembly of the first aircraft scheduled early next year.

Rolls-Royce has begun bench testing the first full Pearl 10X engine, surpassing target thrust levels on the first run. It has accumulated over 1,000 hours on the bench to date, including runs with 100 per cent fuel with SAF. We’re targeting Entry into Service for late 2025”.


Parts production for Dassault Aviation’s new ultra-long range Falcon 10X is now underway, with final assembly of the first aircraft set to begin next year.

With detailed design nearly complete, production and assembly of the ultra-widebody twin is gearing up at sites around Europe and North America, including a brand-new Factory 4.0 smart manufacturing facility in Seclin in northern France. A new production hall in Biarritz in southwestern France is dedicated to the aircraft’s all-composite wing. A first wing is in final assembly and will be placed in a static test rig this summer.

The 10X will have the largest cabin of any purpose-built business jet, along with the most flexible and homelike interior. With a cabin height of six-feet, eight inches and volume of 2,780 cubic feet, the ultra-spacious cabin has been likened to a “flying penthouse.” Range will be 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 km) at Mach 0.85 and top speed will be Mach 0.925.

Other test highlights include installation of a multi-system integration bench, complete with subsystem computers, at Dassault’s Istres flight test facility near Marseille. This multi-system bench, along with individual benches for fuel systems, electrical systems, hydraulics, and flight controls, will serve to ensure that all systems are fully tested and mature when the 10X takes to the sky.

Falcon 10X Specifications


Range7,500 nm (13,890 km) at Mach .85 (8 pax, 4 crew, ISA , SL, Zero Wind, NBAA IFR Reserves)
Max Mach Operating (MMO) speedMach .925
Maximum Certified Altitude51,000 ft (15,545 m)
Balanced Field Length (MTOW , SL, ISA )< 6,000 feet (1,829 m)
Landing Distance (SL, Public Transport)< 2,500 ft (762 m


2 Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X Engines

Max Thrust18,000+ lbs

Next Generation Flight Deck

With Honeywell Primus Epic System


Wing Span110 ft 3 in (33.6 m)
Length109 ft 7in (33.4 m)
Height27 ft 7 in (8.4 m)


Cabin Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Cabin Width9 ft 1 in (2.77 m)
Cabin length (excluding flight deck and baggage)53 ft 10 in (16.4 m)
Cabin Volume2,780 cu. ft. (78.7 cu. m.)
Baggage Volume198 ft3 (5.60 m3)


Maximum Ramp Weight115,400 lbs (52,345 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight115,000 lbs (52,163 kg)
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight67,800 lbs (30,754 kg)
Maximum Fuel Weight51,700 lbs (23,451 kg)

Source: Dassault Aviation


A modular cabin design that lets owners, essentially “move the walls” and create their own customised spaces. The sheer dimensions of its cabin and the flexibility of interior configurations distinguish the 10X from other ultra-long-range jets.

More room, more cabin layouts: The 10X has an ingeniously flexible cabin design, allowing new layout possibilities. Starting with a baseline four-zone platform, the aircraft’s interior design concept centers around an entirely new level of modularity so that the cabin can easily be configured for a wide range of mission capabilities and customer needs.

The baseline arrangement separates the interior into four equal sections of 8 feet, 10 inches (2.7 m) with four windows a side each. However, cabin sections can be easily reconfigured into compartments of different lengths and number of windows. Hence, an aft stateroom suite could be 15 feet, 6 inches (4.7 m) long and include seven windows, plus a large lavatory with shower. The 10X stateroom can be equipped with a full-size queen bed— unique in business aviation.

A three-window small compartment could serve as a section for private conversations or as a media center for presentations or the viewing of videos and streaming news on a large screen.

The advantages of more space: Ample headroom extends toward the sides of the cabin making it easier to pass people in the aisle and stand up straight even well off the cabin centerline. Seats no longer need to be tucked into side ledges to create sufficient aisle width. A forward lavatory has more space in all dimensions, making it more suitable for passengers, as well as crew. Every galley compartment has more storage volume.

Healthy cabin features: Cabin pressurisation will be the best in the industry with the lowest cabin altitude—a 3,000-foot pressure altitude in the cabin while flying at 41,000 feet. A nextgeneration filtration system that eliminates ozone and potential pollutants (volatile organic compounds) will provide 100 per cent pure air. Humidity can be maintained at a level that makes long hours aloft more comfortable and healthful. Temperature control will be provided in each of the cabin’s four zones with air entering at the top and the bottom of the cabin for an even temperature throughout.

The lowest sound levels: Dassault’s current flagship, the Falcon 8X has the lowest interior sound levels of any business jet, the equivalent of a typical suburban living room. The 10X, using Dassault’s advanced noise reduction technologies, will be at least this quiet despite the increased cruise speed.

New, larger windows: The 10X’s windows are almost 50 per cent larger than those on the 8X. Thirtyeight windows line the fuselage for the most window area and brightest cabin in business aviation.

Always in touch with advanced connectivity: The 10X cabin comes with a high-speed connectivity system solution ensuring seamless in-flight communications and high-speed access to the Internet. The cabin will also come equipped with the latest in-flight entertainment and communications network technology designed to distribute crisp, high-definition audio and video content throughout. Passengers will have total command of cabin functions in an easy-to-use mobile app or through cabin touch screens and hard switches.

Lots of baggage space: The 10X’s 198 cubic foot (5.60 m3) baggage compartment is the largest in the ultra-long-range segment. Its electrically operated door makes loading and unloading the compartment easier for pilots and ground crews. A dedicated and separated additional compartment of 8 ft, 3 in (0.23 cu m) provides room for specific devises such as a fly-away kit.

The Falcon 10X, will be 100 per cent SAF capable. This ultra-long-rangevery-high-speed aircraft will allow its passengers to fly direct from Geneva to Santiago or even better to the west coast of Australia.


The 10X flight deck takes advantage of a larger fuselage cross section and extra length and therefore has more space for the flight crew. New levels of automation reduce workload and fatigue over long distances. New digital-flight-control technology adds breakthrough safeguards.

More space for the flight crew: It has integrated provisions to anticipate regulatory allowance for duty time credits in two-pilot operations. In the future, pilot seats could be permitted to recline to a flat position for rest.

A major advance in flight deck technology: The 10X’s next-generation flight deck represents a breakthrough in the extensive use of touch screens and a more intuitive interface.

Advanced power management: A smart throttle is the primary power control, linking the digital power management of both engines. It features an airbrake control and a fully integrated reverse sector. Its auto-throttle is capable of independently piloting the engines and touchdown.

A next-generation Digital Flight Control System with new safety features: The 10X goes another step with automatic protections derived directly from the latest Dassault fighter technology. A “recovery mode” can be activated with the touch of one button by pilots experiencing spatial disorientation or wake turbulence induced upset.

Leadership in enhanced vision: Dassault’s breakthrough FalconEye combined vision system — the first to offer both enhanced and synthetic vision technologies—with dual headup displays as the sole means for flying, allowing more flexible panel windowing and providing provisions to conduct future eEVS-to-land operations with essentially zero ceiling.

Advanced maintenance diagnostics: A new onboard system, FalconScan, first adopted on the Falcon 6X, sets a new standard in real-time system self-diagnosis. Connecting directly to all aircraft systems, FalconScan monitors more than 1,00,000 parameters (compared to hundreds in earlier Falcons), providing near instantaneous visibility for on-ground maintenance teams. Patented algorithms will enable fault detection and troubleshooting for individual aircraft plus trend monitoring across the Falcon 10X fleet worldwide.


New fuselage: The aluminum fuselage design is entirely new with a circular cross section and frame spacing to permit extralarge windows. Even with a larger fuselage, the aircraft is highly efficient within the ultra-long-range segment due to an aero-optimised airframe with all-new wing design and efficient engine configuration.

New, high-speed wing: The 10X wings have been optimised to provide the best high-speed performance (thanks to high sweep angle and reduced thickness), especially for very high Mach numbers. They also keep Falcon’s traditional ingredients such as efficient moveable slats that ensure best performance and safety margins at low speed. Low-speed lift/drag ratio has been deeply improved, thanks to a very high aspect ratio wing and the choice of dedicated flap architecture.


The 10X’s Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X will be the industry’s most advanced business jet engine. It is the latest, largest and most powerful of the Pearl engine series, delivering more than 18,000 pounds of thrust.

The Pearl 10X incorporates multiple innovations derived from Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 technology demonstrator programs, including new materials and internal aerodynamics for more efficient combustion, longer life and lower maintenance. It is equipped with a new blisk fan for greater efficiency, an innovative combustor for lower emissions and an advanced high-pressure turbine for longer life.


Dassault Aviation’s latest addition to its large-cabin business jet family, the Falcon 10X, recently won a coveted Red Dot award of distinction for interior design.

The 10X has also received recognition from the International Yacht & Aviation Awards (IYAA) sponsored by design et al, the prominent UK design magazine, which recently shortlisted the aircraft as a finalist in the Private Jet Interiors category. These honours echo similar marks of distinction awarded by Red Dot and the IYAA for the innovative interior of the extra widebody Falcon 6X.


Falcons are built alongside Dassault’s renowned Rafale fighters and meet the same high manufacturing standards, protecting, for example, the fly-by-wire system and fuel tanks from potential damage. All critical systems are meticulously segregated, and the fuel tanks are pressurised. Quality measures like these go far beyond minimum regulatory requirements and are unmatched in the industry.


The Falcon 10X will enter service end of 2025