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News: Rolls Royce Pearl 10X Commences Flight Testing

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  1. Pearl 10X Powerplant Commences Flight-Tests
    The Rolls Royce Pearl 10X is the powerplant that will eventually power Dassault Falcon's flagship executive jet, the Falcon 10X. The engine manufacturer recently kicked-off flight testing of the engine with a test example attached to its Boeing 747-400 testbed. Philipp Zeller, Senior Vice President Dassault, Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, said: "We are excited to enter into this important next phase of the engine development programme with the start of our flight test campaign. All the tests completed to date confirm the reliability of the engine and show it will meet the performance requirements to power Dassault’s flagship, the Falcon 10X."
  2. The Pearl 10X is appealing because of its efficiency and thrust. In fact, the new engine is said to be 5% more efficient over last generation Rolls Royce engines. Additionally, the noise emitted is lessened along with emissions. As for the actually testing of the powerplant...the flight test programme will include engine performance and handling checks at various speeds and altitudes, inflight relights, tests of the nacelle’s anti-icing system and fan vibration tests at various altitudes.
  3. Overall, testing on the engine is going well and maturing. Rolls Royce suggests that the program so far has successfully accumulated more than 2,300 testing hours, both on the Advance 2 demonstrator and the Pearl 10X engine configuration. The Pearl 10X features the Advance2 engine core, the most efficient core available across the business aviation sector. Rolls Royce combines it with a high-performance low-pressure system, resulting in a superior thrust of more than 18,000 lbf. The 75 million dollar Dassault Falcon 10X is anticipated to enter service in 2027.

    For more information:

    Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation
    Teterboro Airport
    200 Riser Road
    Little Ferry, NJ 07643
    www.dassaultfalcon.com

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