1970 – 1991
- The Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR is a Medium jet manufactured by Dassault between 1970 and 1991.
- The Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-5AR engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 280 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 455 knots, the Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR can fly non-stop for up to 2194 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 9 passengers.
- The Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR has an estimated hourly charter price of $3600, with a new list price of $5.1 million at the time of manufacture.
Overview and History of the Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR
This business jet was developed by Dassault Aviation, known globally for its commitment to superior craftsmanship and innovative design.
The 20F-5BR is a variant of the standard Falcon 20 plane. The first production aircraft of the Falcon 20 flew in January 1965 and it was awarded certification in June 1965.
The history of Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR is as captivating as the aircraft itself. It rose from the ambition of Dassault Aviation to carve a niche in the burgeoning private jet market.
The manufacturer’s focus on exceptional performance and luxury gave birth to the Falcon 20F-5BR, an aircraft showcasing the perfect balance of speed, comfort, and reliability
The development of the Falcon 20F-5BR was a massive undertaking, involving a meticulous design process and rigorous testing.
Over time, it evolved into a private jet that not only fulfilled the high expectations of private flyers but also stood the test of time, underlining the enduring legacy of Dassault Aviation.
Performance and Engines
The Dassault Falcon 20F-5BR exemplifies remarkable performance, powered by two Honeywell TFE731-5AR engines which produce a total thrust output of 9,500 lbs (4,309 kg).
This aircraft is capable of reaching a high-speed cruise of 455 knots (843 km/h), while it can maintain a long-range cruise of 411 knots (761 km/h) for more efficient fuel consumption.
The Falcon 20F-5BR can soar to a maximum altitude of 42,000 feet (12,802 meters), offering a smoother ride above turbulent weather systems.
The jet is designed for long-haul missions, with a maximum range of 2,194 nautical miles (4,063 kilometers) when optimally loaded.
However, it’s important to remember that the actual range can be affected by multiple factors including, but not limited to, wind speed, temperature, and the weight of passengers and baggage.
Concerning ground performance, the Falcon 20F-5BR requires a takeoff distance of 5,167 feet (1,575 meters) and a landing distance of just 2,673 feet (815 meters) allowing it to operate at a variety of airports, even those with shorter runways.
Please note, that these figures represent optimal conditions and best-case scenarios. Real-world performance can be affected by numerous factors including weather, runway conditions, and aircraft weight among others. Consequently, these figures should be used as a guide, rather than definitive performance metrics.
Falcon 20F-5BR Interior & Cabin Dimensions
The cabin dimensions are spacious, stretching to an interior length of 24.4 feet (7.4 meters), an interior width of 6 feet (1.8 meters), and an interior height of 5 feet (1.5 meters), providing substantial room for passengers to relax or move during the flight.
The jet accommodates a maximum of 9 passengers, yet is typically configured for 8, ensuring ample space for each individual.
To maximize comfort and utility, the layout typically includes fully adjustable seats, a lavatory, and a well-equipped galley to cater to the needs of the passengers during long-haul missions.
In terms of cabin altitude, the aircraft maintains a sea-level cabin up to 21,000 feet (6,400 meters), and a maximum cabin altitude of 8,400 feet (2,560 meters). This feature ensures a comfortable and restful journey for passengers, reducing fatigue and the effects of altitude sickness.
Cockpit and Avionics
At the helm of this advanced aircraft, pilots are afforded a flight deck equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
The cockpit features a Collins Pro Line 21 advanced integrated digital avionics suite, offering pilots an unparalleled level of control and situational awareness. This suite includes four, large 10 x 8-inch (25.4 x 20.3 cm) adaptive flight displays providing extensive flight information at a glance, and reducing pilot workload.
In addition, the cockpit boasts dual Collins FMS-6100 Flight Management Systems, enhancing navigational capabilities and precision.
The flight deck also comes with dual comms, dual navs, ADF, transponder, and a weather radar, contributing to the safety and efficiency of each flight.
Beyond the technical aspects, the cockpit layout is designed for ergonomic comfort, with well-placed controls and adjustable seats.
Hourly Charter Cost
On average, the estimated hourly charter cost for this private jet in North America is around $3,600. However, it’s important to note that this is an estimation and the actual cost may vary.
Numerous factors can influence the final charter price. These include the distance and duration of your trip, the time of year, the number of passengers, and even the airports utilized. Additional services such as personalized catering or ground transportation may also affect the final cost.
Therefore, it’s always recommended to discuss your specific requirements with your charter provider to get a more accurate quote. Despite these variables, rest assured that the Falcon 20F-5BR offers excellent value for money, delivering premier comfort and efficiency every time you fly.
Purchase and Operating Costs
When new, this private jet was priced at around $5.1 million.
However, a pre-owned Falcon 20F-5BR currently averages around $700,000.
The annual ownership cost for flying this jet for 200 hours per year is estimated to be around $1.05 million, more than the aircraft is worth!
While the exact cost can vary depending on factors such as maintenance, fuel costs, and insurance, it’s always recommended to budget adequately and consult with aviation experts or your potential aircraft provider for detailed calculations.
|Range: 2,194 nm||Number of Passengers: 9||Baggage Capacity: 60 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 455 knots||Cabin Pressure: 8.3 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 30,325 lbs|
|Ceiling: 42,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 8,400 feet||Max Landing Weight: — lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 5,167 feet||Production Start: 1970|
|Landing Distance: 2,673 feet||Production End: 1991|
|Exterior Length: 56.3 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell|
|Exterior Height: 17.6 feet||Engine Model: TFE731-5AR|
|Wingspan: 53 feet||Fuel Burn: 280 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 24.4 feet|
|Interior Width: 6 feet|
|Interior Height: 5 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 43%|