Rolls-Royce opens a factory near Bordeaux to equip Dassault’s future business jet

Rolls-Royce opens a factory near Bordeaux to equip Dassault’s future business jet

Rolls-Royce opens a factory near Bordeaux to equip Dassault’s future business jet

In the midst of the private jet controversy, the Rolls-Royce engine manufacturer secretly inaugurated on Friday the construction of a new plant in Haillan near Bordeaux (Gironde) in connection with the construction of Dassault’s new business jet, the Falcon 10X.

Computer generated image of the future Rolls-Royce building in Haillan (Gironde)
Computer generated image of the future Rolls-Royce building in Haillan (Gironde) – Rolls-Royce

“The site will play an important role in supporting the production of the Rolls-Royce Pearl 10X engine” created exclusively for “Dassault’s brand new flagship Falcon 10X aircraft,” the British engine manufacturer said in a statement.

Rolls-Royce engine is “the most efficient in business aviation”

Construction of this “2,000 m² production support center, which will house offices, a workshop and a warehouse” is expected to begin at the end of the year and finish “in the first half of 2023.” should have about twenty employees, and will be responsible for the operational readiness of the Pearl 10X engines to facilitate their integration into future company aircraft, specific The Bordeaux Tribune.

“While the development program of the Pearl 10X engine for the Dassault Falcon 10X is progressing well, we are already working in parallel with the development of the infrastructure to support Dassault’s flight test activities,” Philipp Zeller explained during the inauguration. , Vice President of the Pearl 10X Program at Rolls-Royce.

This new Rolls-Royce plant is located not far from the Dassault Falcon Service premises, where the Falcon 10X will be produced, which is expected to enter service in late 2025. Dassault Aviation points out that the engine that will power its future twin-engine, it is “the most advanced and most efficient in business aviation. »The Pearl 10X engine should be compatible with 100% sustainable fuels.

The Falcon 10X will be able to connect Hong Kong to New York seamlessly

This new generation aircraft will have a range of 13,890 km, to connect non-stop New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago.

Cabin of Dassault Aviation's new business jet, the Falcon 10X
Cabin of the new Dassault Aviation business jet, the Falcon 10X – Dassault Aviation

Its maximum speed will be Mach 0.925. Measuring 2.03m high and 2.77m wide, “its cabin will be wider and higher than the cabin of the largest business jets currently in service,” Dassault Aviation points out. The cabin occupies a total length of 16.4 meters of the 33.4 meters of the aircraft.

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