Visible in this view of the Falcon 5X are the flaperons, in the middle part of the wing trailing edge, which combine the lift/drag-producing effects of flaps and the roll control authority of ailerons.
Dassault's latest Falcon business jet, the 5X, during its maiden flight on July 5, 2017.
The Falcon 5X’s development has been delayed by development issues with the Snecma Silvercrest engines powering the aircraft.
The 5X is the second new Dassault Falcon to emerge within six months, following the unveiling of the ultra-long-range 8X last December.
Dassault announced on May 1, 2014 the joining of the main centre fuselage sections of the first Falcon 5X business jet at Biarritz in southwest France. The front (seen here) and rear sections will be added in June and the completed fuselage will be delivered to Merignac for final assembly. The Falcon 5X was revealed in October 2013 during the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Ground tests are scheduled to start in the summer with the maiden flight due in the first half of 2015, certification in the last quarter of 2016 and service entry in mid-2017. Three aircraft will participate in the flight test programme.
The first Falcon 5X is due to fly in the second quarter of 2015.
Dassault test pilots Philippe Deleume and Philippe Rebourg flew Falcon 5X F-WFVX on maiden initial flight.
A third-generation version of Dassault’s EASy flight deck, which uses Honeywell's Primus Epic avionics, is designed to be highly interactive and intuitive to maximise pilots’ situational awareness.
Key flightdeck features are the FalconEye combined vision system and Honeywell Primus avionics.
The Falcon 6X will have the widest, longest and tallest cabin of any business jet.
An artist’s impression of the Dassault Falcon 5X, unveiled in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late October, 2013.
A 5,500 nautical miles range capability means the Falcon 6X will be able to fly direct from San Francisco to Beijing and from Hong Kong to London.