Dassault Falcon 900 - Charter info
The Falcon 900 LX is the latest version of the Falcon 900 from Dassault. It’s a very modern aircraft with incredible performance level across the board. The development and improvement of the Falcon 900 has been ongoing for more than 30 years so it is not surprising that it has become one of the most popular aircraft in its category. At Private Jet Charter, unsurprisingly, this is one of the jets we love most and this is why, today, we would like to share some of our passion with you.
Facts about the Dassault Falcon 900 Private Aircraft
Aircraft Type: Wide Bodied Jet
Seats: 12 to 19
Range: 4,750 Nautical Miles (8797 km)
Crew: Captain, First Officer & Cabin Attendants
Cabin dimensions: Length 33 ft 2 in (10.11 m), Width 7ft 08 in (2.34 m), Height 6ft 02 in (1.88 m)
Luggage capacity: 127 cubic feet (3.6m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The Falcon 900 LX was first flown in October 2009 and received certification in July 2010. However, it has only been assembled for commercial delivery for the first time in October 2012. Overall, Dassault Aviation has assembled more than 260 jets in the series! The cost of the aircraft is around 40 million dollars.
The length of the plane is 66.3 feet, its width is 70.1 feet and its height is 24.75 feet. The cabin (excluding cockpit and baggage compartment) is 33.2 feet long and 7.6 feet wide. Unless you are really tall, you will have lots of headroom in the cabin as its height is about 6.1 feet.
The maximum fuel capacity of the Falcon 900 LX is very large with 20900 pounds. Empty, the Falcon 900 LX weighs around 25600 pounds. Its maximum take-off weight is 49000 pounds. The LX is equipped with 3 Honeywell TFE731-60 engines capable of 5000 pounds of thrust. They allow for a climb to 39000 feet in 21 minutes.
The Falcon 900 LX can land on as little as 2400 feet of runway after flying for more than 12 hours. It usually takes off in about 5000 feet. It can fly for as long as 4750 nautical miles at a speed of 370 knots.
Dassault has designed the glass cockpit (complete with 4 LCD displays) of the Falcon 900 LX to match the performance of the jet. Pilots benefit from the EASy II intuitive and interactive flight deck design inspired from jet fighters. It enhances situational awareness and decreases pilot workload and stress. It even has transparent screens in the lines of sight of the pilots for landings in poor visibility or weather conditions.
The three Honeywell engines are not only reliable but also offer better performances even under extreme conditions than engines arranged in pairs. They allow the 900 LX to land at lower speeds and access even the most challenging airports. The design of the jet with better aerodynamics and the addition of winglets improve performances and fuel consumption, giving the aircraft a better range.
Travelling in a Dassault Falcon 900 LX
The Falcon 900 LX allows you to travel more freely than other aircrafts as it can be used for long range flight as well as short hops. The aircraft is particularly useful for businessmen who need to attend several meetings on the same day, in different countries. Configurations vary but stay luxurious and can accommodate from 12 to 19 passengers in addition to the 2 pilots. The design of the cabin lets in a lot of natural light (and at 51000 feet you are sure to be above the clouds) which combine with the space and silence provide a very relaxing environment.
It can be split into three separate areas, so that you can eat (the galley is fully equipped), work or sleep peacefully at your convenience, even with other passengers on board. Individual entertainment systems are built into the seats and LCD displays throughout the aircraft will allow you to watch a movie or simply follow the progress of your flight.
You can learn more about Dassault and the Falcon 900 LX on their official website.