1997 – 2007
- The Dassault Falcon 50EX is a large jet manufactured by Dassault between 1997 and 2007.
- The Dassault Falcon 50EX is powered by three Honeywell TFE 731-40 engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 287 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 480 knots, the Dassault Falcon 50EX can fly non-stop for up to 3230 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 10 passengers.
- The Dassault Falcon 50EX has an estimated hourly charter price of $5500, with a new list price of $21 million at the time of manufacture.
Overview & History
An updated model of the original Falcon 50, the Dassault Falcon 50EX has higher-powered engines along with a greater range.
Servicing up to nine passengers, the Falcon 50EX is equipped with seven face-level windows on each side of the cabin, allowing for natural light and a relaxing, panoramic view.
The result is a private jet that looks and feels like its predecessor but easily supersedes it.
The Falcon 50EX cruises faster at high altitudes; flies further; burns less fuel; and generally outperforms the Falcon 50 in every respect.
Seventeen years after the Falcon 50 was released, the Dassault Aviation Corporation decided to redesign and improve the model, keeping the best features that made the aircraft such a success while incorporating advances in technology.
With its first flight in 1996, the Falcon 50EX is easily capable of flying higher, faster, and further than its predecessor while being more fuel-efficient.
The Falcon 50EX features both the equipment and space for hot and cold food preparation. Production on the Falcon 50EX started in 1996 and ended in 2007. 100 aircraft have been built so far.
Dassault Falcon 50EX Performance
The Falcon 50EX comes standard with three Honeywell TFE731-40 turbofan engines. Each engine is rated at 3,700 pounds of thrust at sea level.
An upgraded version of the TFE731-3-1C engines used on the Falcon 50, these engines are capable of performing nearly the same at high altitudes as at sea level.
These engines feature Full Authority N1-reference Digital Electronic Engine Control (FADEC) systems.
This system is capable of automatically starting and restarting the engines while on the ground, reducing pilot workload while optimizing performance and fuel burn.
The Falcon 50EX needs only 4,935 feet to take off at sea level. This takeoff requirement increases to 7,247 feet of runway at an elevation of 5,000 feet and a temperature of 77°F.
The climb performance of the Falcon 50EX is impressive, with the private business jet capable of reaching 37,000 feet in just seventeen minutes.
In a long-range cruise configuration, the Falcon 50EX is capable of flying at a speed of 417 knots at an altitude of 43,000 feet.
For a faster flight, this private business jet is capable of maintaining 481 knots at an altitude of 39,000 feet. It has a range of 3,230nm.
Dassault Falcon 50EX Interior
While this private jet can be arranged to seat nineteen, the Falcon 50EX is usually configured to accommodate nine passengers and is generally laid out in one four-seat club arrangement with a separate section of two facing seats and a three-seat divan.
Convenient work tables fold out in between facing seats to contribute to a working environment during flight.
The cabin of the Falcon 50EX is quite similar to that of the Falcon 50, measuring 23.5 feet in length, 6.1 feet in width, and 5.9 feet in height.
With 115 cubic feet of internal storage with the capability of accommodating 2,200 pounds of luggage, the Falcon 50EX is more than capable of meeting your carry-on baggage requirements.
Power plugs are available for charging equipment and laptops, and the temperature control is split between the cabin and the flight deck to allow for a comfortable environment for all parties.
Space and equipment for hot and cold food preparation come standard, including an oven, ice chest, and coffee maker.
The Dassault Aviation Corporation selected the Collins Pro Line 4 suite as the base of the avionics system for the Falcon 50EX.
Four 7.25-inch by 7.25-inch liquid crystal display screens provide flight information, functioning as primary flight displays and a multi-function display.
With human factors principles incorporated into the flight deck design, flight controls are located close to the corresponding instrumentation.
Some of the avionics components incorporated into the suite include a dual Pro-Line II comm and nav radio system, an AlliedSignal dual Global GNS-XMS Flight Management System, dual digital air computers, a TWR-850 Doppler turbulence detection radar, and other auxiliary flight control and environment awareness systems.
Dassault Falcon 50EX Charter Cost
The cost to charter this jet starts at around $5,300 an hour.
Hourly charter rates do not include all taxes, fuel, and other fees. Charter costs will vary based on year of make/model, schedule, routing, passenger & baggage totals, and other factors.
The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $5-6 million.
The price of a jet depends on the production year; it can also go above the given range if the production is new.
It will cost buyers around $1.5 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.
The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $3-4 million.
|Range: 3,230 nm||Number of Passengers: 10||Baggage Capacity: 115 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 480 knots||Cabin Pressure: 8.7 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 39,900 lbs|
|Ceiling: 49,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 9,000 feet||Max Landing Weight: 35,715 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 4,950 feet||Production Start: 1997|
|Landing Distance: 2,100 feet||Production End: 2007|
|Exterior Length: 60.7 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell|
|Exterior Height: 22.9 feet||Engine Model: TFE731-40|
|Wingspan: 61.8 feet||Fuel Burn: 287 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 23.5 feet|
|Interior Width: 6.1 feet|
|Interior Height: 5.8 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 39%|