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Dassault Falcon 7X

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Falcon 7X
Dassault Falcon 7X at Paris - Le Bourget
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 5 May 2005
Status In production
Unit cost US$50m

The Dassault Falcon 7X is a French-built large-cabin, long range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, the flagship offering of their business jet line. It was first presented to the public at the 2005 Paris Air Show.

Development

The aircraft has over 165 orders to date. It has received its Type certification from both FAA and EASA on 27 April 2007. The first 7X, MSN05, entered service on June 15 2007.

In 2001, the Falcon 7X, at approximately $35 million, was nearly $10 million cheaper than its nearest competitors in the long range, large cabin market segment, the Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier Global Express. Its 2007 cost is $41 million. As of 2008, the approximate unit cost of the 7X is $50 million.

Design


Dassault Falcon 7X at Paris—Le Bourget.
Dassault Falcon 7X at Paris—Le Bourget.

It is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet. It is also equipped with the same avionics suite, the Honeywell Primus EPIC "Enhanced Avionics System" (EASy), that was used on the Falcon 900EX and later on the Falcon 2000EX.

The Falcon 7X is notable for its extensive use of computer-aided design, the manufacturer claiming it to be the "first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform", using Dassault Systemes' CATIA and PLM products.

It is also unusual in having an S-duct central engine, and is one of only two trijets currently in production, the other being the Dassault Falcon 900.

Specifications (Falcon 7X)

Data from Flight 2007 Pocket Guide to Business Aircraft ISBN 0955419506

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three (pilot/co-pilot & 1 cabin crew)
  • Capacity: Up to 12 passengers (not including crew)
  • Length: 23.19 m (76 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.21 m (86 ft)
  • Height: 7.863 m (25 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 70.7 m² (761 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 15,456kg (34,072lb)
  • Useful load: 15,843kg (34,928lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 31,299kg (69,000lb)
  • Powerplant:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A turbofans, 28.46 kN (6,400 lbf) each

Performance

Avionics

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Published - July 2009














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