Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl® 10X, the third and most powerful member of its Pearl engine family for the business aviation market. The engine has been optimized to exclusively power Dassault’s brand-new flagship aircraft, the Falcon 10X, which was revealed during a digital ceremony at Le Bourget airport in Paris on May 6.
The Pearl 10X is the newest member of the state-of-the-art Pearl engine family and the first Rolls-Royce engine ever to power a business jet of the French airframer. Dassault’s selection of the Pearl 10X for its new top-of-the-range product is another testament to Rolls-Royce’s position as the engine manufacturer of choice in business aviation.
The engine is being developed at the Rolls-Royce Center of Excellence for Business Aviation Engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, and is currently undergoing a comprehensive test program, which includes the capability to operate on 100% sustainable aviation fuels.
One of the new key features of the Pearl 10X will be 3-D-printed combustor tiles, manufactured by an advanced additive layer manufacturing process. This pioneering technology, which supports the exceptional environmental performance of the engine, has been developed and extensively tested as part of Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 program.