Dassault Falcon 900

The Dassault Falcon 900 is a French-built corporate jet aircraft made by Dassault Aviation. It, and its larger sibling the Falcon 7X, are the only trijets in production. Both aircraft are notable in featuring an S-duct central engine.

Dassault Falcon 900
Class Aircraft
Type Utility
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1984
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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The Falcon 900 is a development of the Falcon 50, itself a development of the earlier Falcon 20. The Falcon 900 design incorporates composite materials.

Improved models include the Falcon 900-B, featuring improved engines and increased range, and the Falcon 900EX featuring further improvements in engines and range and an all-glass flight deck. The Falcon 900C is a lower-cost companion to the Falcon 900EX and replaces the Falcon 900B. Later versions are the Falcon 900EX EASy and the Falcon 900DX. At EBACE 2008, Dassault announced another development of the 900 series; the Falcon 900LX incorporating High Mach Blended Winglets designed by Aviation Partners Inc. The same winglets are certified for the entire Falcon 900 series as a retrofit kit.

Variants

  • Falcon 900
  • Falcon 900 MSA
  • Falcon 900B
  • Falcon 900EX
  • Falcon 900C
  • Falcon 900DX
  • Falcon 900LX
  • VC-900A
  • VC-900B


The Falcon 900 is used by the Escadron de transport, d'entraînement et de calibrage which is in charge of transportation for officials of the French state.

Role Business jet
National origin France
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 21 September 1984
Status Active service in production
Primary users French Air Force
Japan Coast Guard
Nigerian Air Force
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Produced 1984-present
Number built 260
Developed from Dassault Falcon 50
Variants Dassault Falcon 2000
Dassault Falcon 7X


General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 19 passengers
  • Length: 20.21 m (66 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.33 m (63 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 7.55 m (24 ft 9.5 in)
  • Wing area: 49 m² (527 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 10,255 kg (22,608 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 20,640kg (45,503 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1C turbofan, 21.13 kN (4,750 lbf) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.84-0.87
  • Cruise speed: 950 km/h (513 knots, 590 mph) at 36,000ft (10,970 m) (Mach 0.85)
  • Stall speed: 158 km/h (85 knots, 98 mph) (wheels and flaps down)
  • Range: 7,400 km (3,995 nm, 4,598 mi) (7 passengers)
  • Service ceiling: 15,500 m (51,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 435kg/m² (91lb/ft²)

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