1983 – 1991
- The Dassault Falcon 200 is a Medium jet manufactured by Dassault between 1983 and 1991.
- The Dassault Falcon 200 is powered by two Honeywell ATF3-6A engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 244 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 460 knots, the Dassault Falcon 200 can fly non-stop for up to 2050 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 9 passengers.
- The Dassault Falcon 200 has an estimated hourly charter price of $4400, with a new list price of $7.5 million at the time of manufacture
Overview & History
The Dassault Falcon 200, a development and improvement over the Falcon 20, is equipped with a more powerful engine, greater fuel capacity, and increased range.
The most advanced member of the Falcon family, the Falcon 200 features a 20 foot long, lavish travel environment for up to eight passengers.
The twin-engine Falcon 200-which Dassault first delivered in 1983 and manufactured until 1988-was a follow-on to the wildly popular Falcon 20, an airplane built to fighter jet tolerances with an unlimited-life airframe.
During the 1970s, Federal Express began its rise using freighter versions of the Falcon 20, operating them at four times the frequency that designers had envisioned. Some of these aircraft remain in service with smaller freight companies.
While the 20’s airframe was robust, its noisy, gas-guzzling GE CF700 engines limited the midsize cabin airplane to incredibly short legs.
Hitting a headwind from Teterboro, N.J., to Chicago meant a fuel stop in Ohio.
Dassault Falcon 200 Performance
The Falcon 200 is outfitted with two Garrett ATF 3-6A-4C engines rated at 5,200 pounds of thrust each.
The jet is capable of reaching a certified flight ceiling of 42,000 feet and can fly at a high-speed cruise of 460 knots.
The Falcon 200 is capable of flying from Seattle to Miami nonstop with four passengers and a light tailwind and land with 40 minutes of fuel left; climb initially at a stunning 6,000 feet per minute, and use 5,000-foot runways all day-and still have plenty of safety margin. It has a range of 2,000nm.
Dassault Falcon 200 Interior
Falcon 200s have surprisingly large cabins, giving the newer competition a run for their money. The cabin measures 23.8 feet long, 5.7 feet in height, and 6.1 feet in width.
Eight to ten passengers fit comfortably in a double-club arrangement, or a club, divan, and individual seat configuration.
A galley and lavatory are additional features.
Compared with a 20, the 200 still has the better cabin, a bigger galley, an aft lavatory, and an externally loaded baggage compartment.
The standard cabin layout features a forward club-four executive seat grouping followed by a half-club opposite a three-place, side-facing divan.
Promised to employ the most advanced analog and electromechanical equipment of the manufacture year, the avionics system found in Falcon 200’s varies with age.
Today, most have been upgraded to dual Collins VHF 20 comms, VIR 30 navs, dual DME, dual transponders, Collins AP 105 autopilot and Sperry Primus 400 color weather radar.
Dassault Falcon 200 Charter Cost
The cost to charter this jet starts at around $4,400 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 $7 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 $2 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.
The price of a pre-owned example can be within $3 million.
|Range: 2,050 nm||Number of Passengers: 9||Baggage Capacity: 41 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 460 knots||Cabin Pressure: 8.3 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 32,000 lbs|
|Ceiling: 42,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 8,000 feet||Max Landing Weight: 28,880 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 5,200 feet||Production Start: 1983|
|Landing Distance: 2,175 feet||Production End: 1991|
|Exterior Length: 56.2 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell|
|Exterior Height: 17.5 feet||Engine Model: ATF3-6A|
|Wingspan: 53.5 feet||Fuel Burn: 244 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 23.8 feet|
|Interior Width: 6.1 feet|
|Interior Height: 5.7 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 42%|