GE Aviation selected for power distribution of Falcon 10X business jets
GE Aviation has been selected to supply the primary and secondary solid-state power distribution and control system for Dassault Aviation’s new Falcon 10X business jet.
“The Falcon 10X system’s primary and secondary power distribution system is a next-generation design offering significant weight savings over conventional architecture with reduced equipment,” said Brad Mottier, President of Systems GE Aviation.
The Falcon 10X’s primary and secondary power distribution and control system will benefit from increased flexibility, allowing rapid implementation by Dassault for customer-specific configurations. The system architecture will facilitate modification and commissioning in service, while improving maintainability of the system.
The system is supported by a suite of configuration tools, giving Dassault the ability to make system changes efficiently, creating more flexibility in the configuration of the aircraft cabin.
“We are honored to partner with Dassault on this incredible aircraft. We draw on decades of experience in producing electrical power systems in military and commercial applications and work with Dassault to bring the latest technologies to market for their customers, ”said Joe Krisciunas, General Manager of Systems power supply for GE Aviation.
GE will use its Electrical Power Integration Center (EPIC) in Cheltenham, UK, where it will use dynamic software modeling, simulation and analysis to predict how the system and its individual components will perform, including comprehensive system testing in a copper-bird environment. GE will perform all electrical power system certification tests within EPIC, on behalf of Dassault, preparing and providing the necessary documentation as part of the submission of Dassault aircraft certification to EASA .
“By using this state-of-the-art laboratory, GE will reduce development risks and program delays before the aircraft is introduced,” added Krisciunas.
With a range of 7,500 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.925, the 10X will fly non-stop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago. The Falcon 10X will enter service at the end of 2025.