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Dassault Falcon 900

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Falcon 900
A Dassault Falcon 900EX takes off
Role Business jet
National origin France
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 21 September 1984
Primary users French Air Force
Japan Coast Guard
Nigerian Air Force
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Number built 260
Developed from Dassault Falcon 50
Variants Dassault Falcon 2000
Dassault Falcon 7X

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

Development

The Falcon 900 is a development of the Falcon 50, itself a development of the earlier Falcon 20. The Falcon 900 development included computer-aided design and the incorporation of composite materials.

Improved models include the Falcon 900B, 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. The current 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 being developed for the entire Falcon 900 series as a retrofit kit with certification planned for 2009.

Operational service


Dassault Falcon 900EX
Dassault Falcon 900EX

Dassault Falcon 900 at Centennial Airport
Dassault Falcon 900 at Centennial Airport

A Falcon 900 on Sal Island, Cape Verde
A Falcon 900 on Sal Island, Cape Verde

Dassault Falcon 900B taxis after landing at Bristol International Airport, England.
Dassault Falcon 900B taxis after landing at Bristol International Airport, England.

Italian Air Force Falcon 900EX in 2008
Italian Air Force Falcon 900EX in 2008


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.

Variants

Falcon 900
Original production. Powered by three 20 kN (4,500 lbf) Garrett TFE731-5AR-1C turbofan engines.
Falcon 900 MSA
Maritime patrol version for Japan Coast Guard. Equipped with search radar and hatch for dropping rescue stores.
Falcon 900B
Revised production version from 1991. Powered by 21.13 kN (4,750 lbf) TFE731-5BR-1C engines.
Falcon 900EX
Long range version, with 22.24 kN (5,000 lbf) TFE731-60 engines and more fuel to give range of 8,340 km (5,180 miles). Improved avionics. Entered service 1996.
Falcon 900C
Replacement for 900B with improved avionics. Introduced 2000.
Falcon 900DX
Current medium range production type. TFE731-60 engines.
Falcon 900LX
Variant of EX fitted with winglets. Improved range.

Operators

Military operators

 Algeria
 Australia
 Belgium
 France
 Gabon
 Italy
 Japan
 Malaysia
 Namibia
 Nigeria
 South Africa
 Spain
 Syria
 United Arab Emirates

Specifications (Falcon 900B)

Data from Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory

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:Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1C turbofan, 21.13 kN (4,750 lbf) each

Performance

See also

Related development

Comparable aircraft

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Published - July 2009














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