Dassault Falcon 7X - Charter info
The Falcon 7X is currently one of the most sought after private jets, and you only need to lay your eyes on this beautiful feet of engineering to understand why. The 7X is spacious, luxurious and can fly great distances. Read more below.
Facts about the Dassault Falcon 7X Private Aircraft
Aircraft Type: Large and Long-range Business Jets
Range: 5,950 nm (11,026 km)
Crew: Captain, First Officer & Cabin Attendants
Cabin dimensions: Length 39 ft 7 in (12.07 m), Width 7 ft 8 in (2.33 m), Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Luggage capacity: 196 cubic feet (5.55 m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The Falcon 7X was first released in May 2005. The builder, Dassault Aviation has already made more than 250 of them! The cost of the aircraft is around 50 million dollars.
The length of the plane is 76 feet, its width is 86 feet and its height is 25.6 feet. The cabin (excluding cockpit) is 39 feet long and 92 inches wide. One can easily stand up straight in the cabin as its height is about 74 inches.
The maximum fuel capacity of the aircraft is quite impressive with a whopping 32000 pounds. Empty, a 7X weighs 34000 pounds. It can, however, take off as heavy as 70000 pounds. 7X are equipped with 3 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines capable of 6400 pounds of thrust. It’s enough to give you a few Gs’ of force!
7X can land on as little as 2100 feet of runways after flying for more than 15 hours. They can cover distance as long as 5950 nautical miles at a speed of 370 knots.
Dassault Aviation hopes to establish a new standard in the large jet category with its new Falcon 7X. Its development has been partly based on Rafale and Mirage fighter jets technology. The 7X is, of course, much more silent that fighter jets.
Falcon 7X are the first private jets to use fly-by-wire technology which is an interface between the pilot input and the aircraft actions – changing speed or altitude, manoeuvring etc. -. In fact, the aircraft is handled like a fighter jet with a conveniently placed stick on the side. This change is interesting because it makes the aircraft more precise, more ergonomic and more intuitive. It is also, much more comfortable. From a safety standpoint it gives pilots functionalities that reduce their workload as well as increase their situational awareness.
The jet’s design, in addition to enhance its performances – fuel consumption, lowest and highest speed -, makes it more silent and reduces the effect of turbulence. The new wing design is 30% more effective that the old design and allows the Falcon 7X to reach slower landing speeds than any other large jet.
Travelling in an Dassault Falcon 7X
The Falcon 7X cabin can be configured in different ways depending on your needs. By day, you will enjoy great views by the windows or simply take the time to work or relax. The aircraft has an on board entertainment system and even a skybox with iTunes access. This system also allows passengers to work on board, to track the flight progress or even to manage some of the cabin features! With the aircraft set in lounges you will be able to fly with 11 to 15 other passengers. By night, you can benefit from a bedroom and shower configuration with an additional restroom.