Dassault Falcon 6X


Dassault released details on its newest business jet, the Falcon 6X, during a day-long technical briefing today. The latest model is a replacement for the 5X, a project canceled due to multiple delays in the development of its proposed Snecma Silvercrest engines. The 6X will have Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812D ("D" for Dassault) engines. The 13,000- to 14,000-pound-thrust PW800 family has logged more than 20,000 test hours. It has also been selected to power the Gulstream G500, with the PurePower PW814GA, and the G600 with the PW815GA.

“I had no choice to stop the 5X program and find the best possible engine,”  chairman and CEO Eric Trappier told reporters gathered in the company’s large Le Bourget hangar, where he unveiled a large model of the new 6X. He revealed that in 2015/2016 Dassault engineers began developing a Plan B for the Falcon 5X when the Silvercrest engine begain experiencing problems with its high-pressure compressor. As the troubles intensified, the company took the opportunity to design an aircraft with more range and more space. 

Michigan Business Aviation Association First Air Transportation Expo 2015

Representatives from top aircraft manufacturers and charter flight, fractional ownership and air cargo companies were on hand at the expo. They discussed ways aviation can improve productivity and profitability, as well as help solve some of their air travel problems. Some of Michigan’s best aviation experts were there to discuss the advantages of business aviation. Executives had the opportunity to tour modern jet aircraft and the aviation businesses at the airport. In addition, there were four business aviation breakout sessions covering how to get started with business aviation, how to operate a corporate flight department, the ins-and-outs of aircraft transactions, and a Federal Aviation Administration medical certification update.

Michigan Business Aviation Association

The Michigan Business Aviation Association links businesses and individuals with the common interest of working towards the preservation and development of an effective air transportation system in the state of Michigan. It is dedicated to the promotion and advocacy of the impact of air travel on Michigan's economy and ensuring sufficient funding to preserve, develop, and assure safety at Michigan airports.

Oakland County International Airport, Waterford Michigan 

Oakland County connects business travelers with destinations around the world as Michigan's second busiest airport, it helps local to prosper with a $175 million impact on the region. Its modern facilities include the first LEED-gold certified general aviation airport terminal in the United States.