French manufacturer Dassault Aviation has taken on both the Bombardier Global 7500 and the Gulfstream G700 with the launch of its own large cabin, long-range flagship. By far the largest of the Falcon family of bizjets, the t-tail 10X is expected to receive certification in 2025. The 10X will boast the largest cross-section of any purpose-built business jet – at 2.77m – compared to the 2.49m of the G700 and the 2.44m of the G7500. The cabin has been designed to give passengers the feel of a ‘high-end penthouse’ and will offer a cabin height of 2.03m – 0.15m greater than its rivals. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X turbofans, the 10X will offer a range of 13,890km (7,500nm), similar to its competitors, and will show a top speed of 1,133kph (Mach 0.925).
A computer-generated rendering of Dassault’s new Falcon 10X ultra-long-range business jet. (Dassault Aviation)