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Inside the stunning Falcon 5X private jet

November 13, 2013 12:06 IST

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Dassault Aviation has unveiled its biggest and most advanced 16-passenger Falcon jet. 
 
The $45 million Dassault Jet is larger, comfortable and environment friendly. 
 
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Inside the stunning Falcon 5X business jet

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The jet has 50 percent better fuel efficiency than other aircraft of its kind, which makes it much economical to operate compared to other airplanes in its class.

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Inside the stunning Falcon 5X business jet

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The Falcon 5X is a new-generation business jet with new a flight control system, new aerodynamics and other advanced technologies.

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Unveiled in Las Vegas at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention, the company hailed the Falcon 5X as an industry breakthrough, offering the largest cabin cross section of any purpose-built business jet.

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The Falcon 5X represents an important addition to the Falcon product line, expanding its offering in the large-cabin segment.

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The new jet has a cabin height of six feet, six inches (1.98 m), an important consideration for passenger comfort on flights of 10 or 11 hours’ duration.

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The 16-passenger aircraft has a range of 5,200 nautical miles (9,630 km), connecting Los Angeles with London, Sao Paulo with Chicago, Johannesburg with Geneva or Paris with Beijing.

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Functionality and modern style make the cabin spacious, stylish and and comfortable.

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The new aircraft’s digital flight control system represents a major advance in making aircraft control more precise, easier and safer.

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The system integrates all moving control surfaces for the first time, including an additional control surface called a ‘flaperon’, that allows steep approaches at slow and safe speeds.

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It also integrates nose wheel steering for safer runway handling in strong crosswind conditions and on wet or slick runways.

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Dassault Aviation is among the leaders in digital flight control technology with a all-digital cockpit, as well as its most advanced radar, capable of detecting turbulence at greater distances than current models.

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The cockpit will feature most advanced “head-up display” technology for enhanced vision. Enhanced vision uses infrared sensors to display terrain in darkness and reduced visibility.

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The aircraft will be powered by new-generation Silvercrest engines from Safran Snecma, the French-based engine maker and 50-percent partner with General Electric in CFM, which builds the world’s best selling jet engine, the CFM56.

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The Falcon 5X is expected to make its first flight in the first quarter of 2015.


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