1995 – 2003
- The Dassault Falcon 900EX is a large jet manufactured by Dassault between 1995 and 2003.
- The Dassault Falcon 900EX is powered by three Honeywell TFE 731-60 engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 267 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 440 knots, the Dassault Falcon 900EX can fly non-stop for up to 4500 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 16 passengers.
- The Dassault Falcon 900EX has an estimated hourly charter price of $8500, with a new list price of $39 million at the time of manufacture.
Overview & History
Ten years after the introduction of the Falcon 900, the Dassault Aviation Corporation releases a new and improved iteration to the Falcon 900 line: the Falcon 900EX.
When compared to its predecessor, the most notable enhancement is the inclusion of a third engine.
Amenities designed into this upgraded Falcon model include a full-sized galley, which can be configured with equipment for hot food preparation.
Production on the Falcon 900EX started in 1996 and ended in 2011. 240 aircraft have been built so far.
Dassault’s Falcon 900EX long-range business tri-jet completed its first flight in June 1995, and in September 1995 it demonstrated its long-range capability with an 8,705km non-stop flight from Luton in the UK to Las Vegas.
FAA approval was granted in July 1995 and the aircraft entered service in November 1996 with Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.
Dassault announced the development of the 900EX in October 1994. Dassault entered the development program with risk-sharing partners, Alenia, Hellenic Aircraft Industries, Honeywell, Latecoere, and SABCA, which provided 20% of the funding.
Dassault Falcon 900EX Performance
The Falcon 900EX comes equipped with three Honeywell TFE731-60 engines. These powerful engines are rated at 5,000 pounds of thrust each.
The Falcon 900EX requires 5,215 feet of runway to take off at sea level on a standard day. At an airport with a 5,000-foot elevation and a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, that takeoff distance increases to 7,215 feet of runway.
With four passengers, the Falcon 900EX needs only 2,410 feet of runway to land. The Falcon 900EX is capable of climbing to an altitude of 37,000 feet in just eighteen minutes.
This private business jet features a maximum certificated ceiling of 51,000 feet and a maximum range of 5,180 nautical miles.
In a high-speed cruise configuration, the Falcon 900EX is capable of maintaining an airspeed of 474 knots at an altitude of 39,000 feet.
For a flight to a further destination, this private business jet is capable of maintaining an airspeed of 436 knots at an altitude of 43,000 feet in a long range cruise configuration
Dassault Falcon 900EX Interior
The cabin of the Falcon 900EX measures 39 feet in length, reaches 6.1 feet in height, and stretches a maximum of 7.7 feet in width with a floor width of 6.3 feet.
The cabin is usually arranged in a double club configuration with a three-person divan, providing seating for eight to twelve passengers.
However, as many as nineteen passengers may be accommodated in a high-density configuration.
In this configuration, two seats can be reclined and combined to form a full-length bed.
All other seats are adjustable, capable of reclining, swiveling, and moving along a track for optimal passenger comfort.
Console tables come standard and, even with the seats and tables, there is plenty of room to walk around the cabin.
This private business jet also features 127 cubic feet of pressurized, air-conditioned baggage capacity, capable of accommodating 2,866 pounds of luggage and is accessible in flight.
Sound levels within the cabin are low and temperature distribution is equal throughout the cabin. With a maximum cabin pressure differential of 9.3 psi, the Falcon 900EX is capable of maintaining a sea-level cabin altitude at altitude of 25,300 feet.
For the avionics suite, Dassault Aviation selected the Honeywell Primus 2000 system. This suite utilizes a Primus 2000 integrated avionics system (IAS), combining three subsystems into two interchangeable IC-800 integrated avionics computers (IACs).
Avionics packages in this suite include the ADZ-840 air data system, the AA-300 radio altimeter system, the Primus II integrated radio system, and the Primus 870 weather radar system.
Dassault Falcon 900EX Charter Cost
The cost to charter this jet starts at around $7,000 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 $8-10 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 $6-8 million.
|Range: 4,500 nm||Number of Passengers: 16||Baggage Capacity: 127 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 440 knots||Cabin Pressure: 9.3 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 48,300 lbs|
|Ceiling: 51,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 8,000 feet||Max Landing Weight: 44,500 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 5,050 feet||Production Start: 1995|
|Landing Distance: 2,300 feet||Production End: 2003|
|Exterior Length: 66.4 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell|
|Exterior Height: 24.7 feet||Engine Model: TFE731-60|
|Wingspan: 63.4 feet||Fuel Burn: 267 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 39 feet|
|Interior Width: 7.7 feet|
|Interior Height: 6.2 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 59%|