New aircraft features a first ever overhead skylight in the galley.
Dassault Aviation’s yet-to-fly ultra-widebody Falcon 6X was recently awarded the International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design according to a Dassault news release. Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Eric Trappier says, “This prestigious award reflects the innovative manner in which our in-house design studio conceived the Falcon 6X cabin, which entailed going well beyond simply improving the aircraft’s interior decoration.” WELL Design—a widely used concept for creating spaces that enhance human health and wellbeing—was adopted for the 6X interior. This sensory design approach takes into account air, light and sound and also plays a role in material and finish choices. The 6X’s galley area for instance, includes an overhead skylight, a first ever in business aviation.
Dassault says the new 6X incorporates the largest cabin cross-section of any purpose-built business jet. The cabin’s flowing uninterrupted lines, innovative furniture design, flush surfaces, and recessed technology provide a cozy, clutter free interior designed to enhance the feeling of spaciousness and facilitate productivity and relaxation during long intercontinental trips.
“Passengers sit in an ergonomic cocoon where all electronic functions are within easy reach,” the release said. “Recessed controls light up when a hand is near and dim when not in use. Side-panel charging pockets accept personal devices of all types and sizes. Patented retractable arms hold tablets, freeing hands for other activities like dining. The cabin has 30 extra-large windows with nearly 5,000 square inches of glass—more than any other aircraft in its class—which bathe the cabin of the 6X with natural light while providing unprecedented views of the ground below. Smart-control mood lighting varies color patterns in accordance with the type of activity, time of day and season.”
The 6X’s 5,500 nm range gives it the legs to connect far-flung routes such as Paris to Tokyo or Los Angeles to Moscow. The first 6X flight is set for 2021 with certification and initial delivery planned for 2022. Look for coverage on the 6X in Flying’s upcoming November 2020 issue Buyers Guide section.