Dassault Aviation's Falcon 6X has won the International Yacht & Aviation Award for interior design, the French aircraft manufacturer announced yesterday. The in-development 6X, which is expected to fly next year and enter service in 2022, will have the largest cabin cross-section of any purpose-built business jet, Dassault said.
“This award reflects the innovative manner in which our in-house design studio conceived the Falcon 6X cabin, which entailed going well beyond simply improving the aircraft’s interior decoration,” said Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “With extensive input from customers, our engineers rethought the entire interior design process, employing a sensory design approach that will completely redefine the passenger flight experience.”
“Sensory design” manages air, light, and sound to maximize health and wellness, according to Dassault. In the Falcon 6X, this approach influenced materials, textures, and finishes as well as furniture layout and furnishings, interior lighting and color schemes, and cabin contours.
The result, said Dassault, is a cabin with “flowing uninterrupted lines, innovative furniture design, flush surfaces, and recessed technology [that] provide a cozy, clutter-free interior designed to enhance the feeling of spaciousness and facilitate productivity and relaxation.”