Dassault Falcon 7X

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The Dassault Falcon 7X is a 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.

The Dassault Falcon 7X is world’s most efficient long range fly-by-wire business jet, is a ground-breaking design manufactured in a radically new way.

The launch of the Falcon 7X presented an ideal opportunity for Dassault to use two of its major assets the Catia three-dimensional computer-aided design system developed by sister company Dassault Systemes, and a fly-by-wire (FBW) flight-control system. FBW has been a feature of Dassault combat aircraft for several years, but this is the first time it has been incorporated into a business jet. Together, the above systems have allowed Dassault to optimize the design of the 7X.

The Falcon 7X offers a widebody cabin as generous in width as the best selling Falcon 900EX, but substantially longer.

The Falcon 7X benefits from the intuitive EASy flight-deck technology developed for the Falcon 900EX and the Falcon 2000EX and incorporated into the Falcon 900DX and Falcon 2000DX.

Designed in conjunction with Honeywell, the system displays information on four 14.1-inch, flat-panel screens. The EASy flight deck allows pilots to make “heads up” data entry using a cursor control device (CCD) and menu-driven selections. By limiting the time spent punching numbers into a flight management system, the chance for input errors is reduced.

The Falcon 7X flight deck is the result of extensive input from pilots, aviation authorities and safety experts. It is designed to simplify flight management tasks, improve crew coordination and provide unsurpassed situational awareness at all times.

The engine has a design basis derived from the PW300 series engines already in rigorous use on airliners and other business jets. The PW300 engine family has accumulated more than 1.3 million flight hours, demonstrating an outstanding record for reliability and durability.

The PW307A engines for the Falcon 7X provide a new standard in cabin comfort for low noise and vibration due to product refinements. New fan technology provides a very low external noise signature, one that will meet stringent noise standards anticipated for the next two decades. The PW307A is also a low-emissions engine, significantly better than the FAA/EPA and ICAO standards.

General characteristics

  • Crew: Three (pilot/co-pilot & 1 cabin crew)
  • Capacity: Up to 14 passengers (not including crew)
  • Length: 26.19 m (76 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 23.21 m (86 ft)
  • Height: 7.863 m (25 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 70.7 sq m (761 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 15,456 kg (34,072 lb)
  • Useful load: 15,843 kg (34,928 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 31,750 kg (70,000 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3× Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A turbofans, 28.46 kN (6,400 lbf) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 953 km/h (515 knots, 593 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 900 km/h (486 knots, 559 mph)
  • Range: 11,019 km (5,950 nm) 8 passengers
  • Service ceiling: 15,545 m (51,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 435 kg/m² (91 lb/ft²)

Avionics

  • Falcon EASy

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