Dassault Falcon 900B

1985 - 2000

Passengers

16 Pax

Range

4,000 Nautical Miles

Cruise Speed

500 Knots

Ceiling

51,000 Feet

Fuel Burn

347 GPH

Key Facts

  • The Dassault Falcon 900B is a large jet manufactured by Dassault between 1985 and 2000.
  • The Dassault Falcon 900B is powered by three Honeywell TFE 731-5BR-1C engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 347 Gallons per Hour.
  • Capable of cruising at up to 500 knots, the Dassault Falcon 900B can fly non-stop for up to 4000 nautical miles.
  • The aircraft can carry up to 16 passengers.
  • The Dassault Falcon 900B has an estimated hourly charter price of $6500, with a new list price of $26 million at the time of manufacture.

Overview & History

The Falcon 900 was designed as a bigger, faster, longer, range version of the 50 model. It is 5.5 feet longer with a taller tail and longer wing and holds 544 additional gallons of fuel allowing it to go 700 nautical miles further.

In 1991 the standard production model transitioned from the 900 to the 900B which included more powerful engines for increased range, Category II visibility approach clearance, and the ability to operate on unprepared airstrips that its predecessor could not. Earlier production 900s can be retrofitted to 900B standard.

As of October 2016, 94% of the Falcon 900/900B aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 6% new. 10% are currently for sale with the majority of those (61%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average number of days on the market is 483.

The Falcon 900 began production in 1987 and ceased production in 1999. A total of 177 Falcon 900 aircraft have been manufactured with all but one in operation.

 

Dassault Falcon 900B Performance

The 900B has three AlliedSignal TFE731-5BR turbofan engines, each with 4,750 lbs of thrust. Their inspection interval is 4,200 hours. The aircraft can travel 3,995 nautical miles at as high as Mach .84. Its high-speed cruise is 474 knots and 51,000 feet is its flight ceiling, a rare feat.


Also, the 900B is designed with airfoil wings – the same as the Falcon 50 series but with a 1.5ft increase. Improvements in muscle from the 900 include a 5.5% increase in take-off thrust, a 6.5% increase in thrust at altitude, and a 2% increase in TSFC (Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption). An increase in range is the result: 4,583 nautical miles. The 900B can also enjoy better visibility approach clearance (Category II) and operation on unprepared strips that its predecessor cannot.

 

Dassault Falcon 900B Interior

The 900B boasts a large cabin, fit for intercontinental range accommodations. It typically seats 8-12 in an executive arrangement. The spacious cabin measures 6.2 feet in height (full stand-up), 7.7 feet in width, and 39 feet in length. Amenities include a full-sized private lavatory and galley.

A traditional cabin layout features a galley opposite the main entry, a small forward closet, a forward club-four grouping of larger executive seats bifurcated with folding sidewall tables, then four narrower seats arrayed around a hi-lo conference table across the aisle from a credenza/entertainment center. Aft of that through an optional pocket door is a three-place, side-facing divan with a berthing top that converts into a bed across the aisle from an executive workstation.

Behind that is the lavatory with another small wardrobe closet and through the lavatory, passengers can access the heated 127-cubic-foot baggage compartment in flight. The external baggage door incorporates a step for easy loading.

 

Cockpit

Dassault chose a Honeywell SPZ 8000 flight director/autopilot and EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System), dual Honeywell FMZ 605 flight management system, laser inertial platforms, AZ 810 air data computers, and Collins Pro Line ARINC 429-series com/nav receivers.

 

 

Dassault Falcon 900B Charter Cost

This jet is one of the comfortable jets available for charter flights from and to New York, with a wide range of availability in several major aviation markets. The cost to charter this jet starts at around $5,600 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.

Purchase Cost

The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $5-9 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 $2-4 million. There are numerous sellers available on various sites.

In-Depth Figures

Performance

Range: 4,000 nm

Cruise Speed: 500 knots

Ceiling: 51,000 feet

Take Off Distance: 5,200 feet

Landing Distance: 2,200 feet


Dimensions

Exterior Length: 20.24 metres

Exterior Height: 7.53 metres

Wingspan: 19.32 metres

Interior Length: 11.89 metres

Interior Width: 2.35 metres

Interior Height: 1.89 metres

Interior/Exterior Ratio: 59%

Comfort

Number of Passengers: 16

Cabin Noise Levels: N/A dB

Cabin Altitude: feet

Estimated Price Per Hour: $6,500

Purchase Price: $26 million


Power

Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell

Engine Model: TFE 731-5BR-1C

Fuel Burn: 347 Gallons per Hour

Weights

Baggage Capacity: 127 Cubic Feet

Baggage Weight: lbs

Max Take Off Weight: 45,500 lbs

Range Map

Dassault Falcon 900B Range Map