Dassault Aviation
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GE Electrics, Controls for New Dassault Jet

Aug. 1, 2021
GE Aviation is developing a flexible, lightweight electric power distribution and control system for the Falcon 10X long-range business jet.

GE Aviation is developing and will supply the primary and solid-state secondary electrical power distribution and control system for Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 10X private aircraft – a recent entry to the expanding market of upscale, long-range business jets.

“The primary and secondary power distribution system on the Falcon 10X system is a next-generation design providing significant weight savings over conventional architecture with equipment reduction,” said Brad Mottier, president of Systems for GE Aviation.

According to the developer, the Falcon 10X primary and secondary electrical power distribution and control system will have increased flexibility, so Dassault will be able to quickly implement customer-specific configurations.

The system architecture also will allow simple in-service modification and implementation, as well as system maintainability. 

GE’s Electric Power Integration Center (EPIC) in Cheltenham, England, will develop the power distribution and control system, using dynamic software modeling, simulation, and analysis to predict how the system and its individual components will perform, including full system testing.

GE will perform all electrical power system certification testing at that location too, preparing and delivering the necessary documentation as part of Dassault’s aircraft certification submission to EASA. 

Dassault’s Falcon 10X was introduced in May of this year, with a list price of $75 million and a first delivery date of 2025. The developer notes it will be capable of flying “nonstop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York, or Paris to Santiago,” at a top speed of Mach 0.925 (709.7 mph.)

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