Dassault has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada's PWC 307A engine over Honeywell's new FX5 to power its FNX new generation Falcon business jet. Three engines will provide a combined thrust of around 18,000lb (80kN). The deal is believed to be worth around $3 billion for the Montreal-based powerplant manufacturer. The 10,500km (5,700nm)-range fly-by-wire FNX is due to fly in 2004, leading to first deliveries in mid-2006, says Dassault. The manufacturer hopes to sign the first contract for the $35-$37 million aircraft by year-end.

Source: Flight International