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Dassault Falcon

The Dassault Falcon is a family of business jets, manufactured by Dassault Aviation. July 2017 saw the 2,500th Falcon delivered - a Falcon 900LX - since the first Falcon 20 was handed over to a customer in 1965.[1] The fleet has accumulated 17.8 million hours of flight time with approximately 1,230 operators in 90 countries and as of July 2017 more than 2,100 Falcons are in service.[1] On 13 December 2017, Dassault abandoned the Silvercrest due to technical and schedule risks, ended the Falcon 5X development and launched a new Falcon with the same cross section, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and a 5,500 nmi (10,200 km) range for a 2022 introduction.[2] Dassault offers the midsize Falcon 2000S/LXS twinjet, the long-range Falcon 900LX trijet and ultra-long range Falcon 7X/8X trijets.


  • Dassault Falcon 10, 1970-1989: scaled down Falcon 20, later versions known as Falcon 100, 1,920 nm range
  • Dassault Falcon 20, 1963-1988: original model in family of aircraft, later versions known as Falcon 200, 1,810 nm range
  • Dassault Falcon 30: enlarged 30-seat version of the Falcon 20, prototype only
  • Dassault Falcon 40: variant of the Falcon 30 for non-North American customers, not built
  • Dassault Falcon 50, 1976-2008: 3,000-3,220 nm range trijet derived from the Falcon 20
  • Dassault Falcon 5X, from 2020: 5,200 nm range twin jet
  • Dassault Falcon 6X, announced in feb. 2018, with a range of 5,500 nm, first flight planned in 2021[3]
  • Dassault Falcon 7X, 2005-present: 5,950 nm range trijet, Falcon 900 cabin cross-section
  • Dassault Falcon 8X, from 2016: 6,450 nm range larger, improved Falcon 7X
  • Dassault Falcon 100: later versions of the Falcon 10
  • Dassault Falcon 200: later versions of the Falcon 20
  • Dassault Falcon 900, 1984-present: 4,000-4,750 nm range trijet, development of the Falcon 50
  • Dassault Falcon 2000, 1993-present: 3,500-4,150 nm range twinjet scaled down Falcon 900 derivative

Development history

20, 63-88
10, 70-96
50, 76-08
900, 84-
2000, 93-
7X, 05-
8X, 16-
5X, 20-

Falcon X

Dassault intends to launch a new Falcon model at the end of 2017, focusing on enhanced comfort and reducing fuel consumption and noise.[4] JetNet iQ assumes this Falcon 9X would incorporate the Falcon 5X cross-section for comfort and lower takeoff weights thus lower-thrust engines than competition for lower noise, and favors a twin engine configuration for easier maintenance and to avoid redesigning the 5X.[5]

To lower fuel burn, it may extend the wing laminar flow portion as Dassault participates in the EU Clean Sky initiative with the Breakthrough laminar aircraft which should start flight testing in summer 2017. Wind tunnel testing of a U-shaped empennage could "mask" aircraft noise from the engines on the ground. Dassault will receive in late 2017 a machine tool for the development of new composite materials which should reduce aircraft maintenance needs and improve recycling. Within the Hycarus research project, a fuel cell will be flight tested by 2017 end to reduce the bleed air or accessory drive usage or eventually replace the auxiliary power unit.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Dassault Delivers 2,500th Falcon Business Jet" (Press release). Dassault Aviation. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dassault confirms termination for 5X" (Press release). Dassault. 13 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dassault Aviation Launches Falcon 6X". 2018-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Dassault Aviation. 2017-04-25. p. 5. 
  5. ^ Chad Trautvetter (April 26, 2017). "Dassault Could Launch New Falcon Jet Later This Year". Aviation International News. 
  6. ^ "Civil Aviation Programs To Watch". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Jun 9, 2017. 

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