Rolls-Royce RB282

December 7, 2010 - 10:20pm

Dassault (Chalet A14) is working steadily toward a certification date of 2016 for its much-anticipated super-midsize (SMS) Falcon business jet, Olivier Villa, Dassault's senior vice president civil aircraft, told AIN here at MEBA. Launched in January 2008, the twin-engine SMS is intended to be the successor to the out-of-production three-engine Falcon 50.

October 12, 2010 - 2:41pm

The next big new idea from Dassault is its long-awaited SMS super-midsized jet program. The company has been decidedly secretive about what the program will amount to, making it hard to anticipate exactly where it will fit in the Falcon product family.

June 16, 2009 - 11:32am

Dassault Aviation CEO Charles Edelstenne on Friday made it clear that all design choices for its next Falcon business jet, a super-midsize aircraft codenamed SMS, have been reopened–including the engine. Rolls-Royce had been selected two years ago to supply 10,000-pound-thrust-class RB282s for the new Falcon. It now appears that even such a key decision is being questioned. “In our design process, Phase A is that of outlines and architecture.

February 3, 2009 - 10:31am

Rolls-Royce hinted at a size increase for the still-under-wraps Falcon SMS super-midsize business jet, revealing it received a higher thrust requirement from Dassault for the RB282 engine that will power the twinjet. Until now, Rolls-Royce was talking about a 10,000-pound-thrust engine.

September 30, 2008 - 11:09am

Some outlines of Dassault’s future super-midsize Falcon, codenamed SMS, are beginning to emerge, although the French manufacturer said it has no plan to unveil the aircraft here. Nevertheless, among industry observers there is still plenty of speculation about price and cabin size.

September 30, 2008 - 11:04am

Some outlines of Dassault’s future super-midsize Falcon, codenamed SMS, are beginning to emerge, although the French manufacturer said it has no plan to unveil the aircraft here. Nevertheless, among industry observers there is still plenty of speculation about price and cabin size.

May 17, 2008 - 6:14am

A year ago, EBACE was full of talk about which engine manufacturers would compete for the upcoming requirement for a 10,000-pound-thrust class engine to power the new generation of super-midsize business jets. At that time, no fewer than five companies appeared to be serious about competing in the sector.

January 10, 2008 - 9:51am

Speaking yesterday in Paris to employees, Dassault Aviation chairman Charles Edelstenne announced the long-awaited launch of a new Falcon in the super-midsize business jet segment, a company spokesman confirmed to AIN. The French manufacturer has previously revealed that the airplane, codenamed SMS (for super-midsize), will have fly-by-wire flight controls and an advanced glass cockpit.

September 26, 2007 - 10:11am

Dassault is inching closer to the launch of its new super-midsize business jet, the latest in its Falcon line. Charles Edelstenne, Dassault chairman and CEO, confirmed in Paris last month that the company would unveil development details of the super-midsize next year. Dassault has defined most of the characteristics of the eight- to 10-seat, long-range aircraft, and selection of the main partners is under way.

September 21, 2007 - 6:35am

Dassault Aviation is progressing with its plans for a super midsize Falcon scheduled for an official launch at the end of the year. The French manufacturer has selected a 10,000-pound-thrust Rolls-Royce engine for the airplane, which is projected to enter service in 2013. The cooperation between Dassault and Rolls-Royce is their first in business aviation.

 
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