Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X jet sees entry into service

A Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X jet in flight.
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Pratt & Whitney Canada has joined Dassault Aviation in celebrating the entry into service of the new Falcon 6X business jet.

Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D turbofan engines, the Falcon 6X’s entry into service represents an important milestone for both companies.

Type certification was granted last August 22nd by both EASA and the FAA. Since that time, post-certification upgrades were applied that required EASA approval.

“Dassault Aviation shares this remarkable occasion with our customers who are sure to receive an exceptional aircraft,” said Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Éric Trappier.

A Longstanding Partnership


Maria Della Posta, President of Pratt & Whitney Canada, lauds the success of Dassault Aviation in bringing the Falcon 6X into service. This celebration stands testament to the longstanding partnership between the two manufacturers.

The engine-aircraft relationship also extends to iconic light jet aircraft like the Falcon 2000LXS, 7X, and 8X.

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PW812D Turbofan Engines


The PW812D engine, the force behind the Falcon 6X, has proven its mettle throughout an intensive development and flight test program.

Praised by Dassault Aviation’s pilots and maintenance technicians, its fuel efficiency empowers the Falcon 6X to embark on missions covering up to 5,500 nautical miles or 10,200 kilometers.

Every aspect of the PW800 engine family, including the PW812D, has been meticulously designed with environmental responsibility at its core.

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This engine stands out as the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible in its class. Boasting double-digit advancements in fuel burn, emissions, and noise compared to its predecessors, the PW812D can even soar on a 50% blend of jet fuel A and sustainable alternative fuel (SAF).

The engine’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its routine use of SAF during test campaigns, with future in-service flights exploring 100% SAF possibilities.

Performance and Customer Satisfaction


The PW800 engine family, epitomized by the PW812D, offers an unparalleled experience and leaves customers with unmatched satisfaction.

With 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class, the PW812D ensures operational efficiency and reliability.

Pratt & Whitney Canada goes the extra mile by providing customers with an exclusive, personalized premium service for maintenance and support needs, available 24/7 and accessible from any corner of the globe.

Over One Billion Hours of Flight


Since the inception of the PT6 in 1963, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines have amassed an impressive one billion hours of flight across the entire fleet.

The PW800 engine family has contributed over 330,000 hours to this remarkable feat, underscoring the trust and confidence bestowed upon these engines by operators worldwide.

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Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D turbofan engines, the Dassault Aviation Falcon 6X business jet has now seen entry into service.
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