Dassault Falcon 7X
The $41 million plus Falcon 7X is an all-new tri-jet with a projected 5,700+ NM of range and a cabin eight feet longer than the current Dassault flagship Falcon 900EX. The Falcon 7X will be the first business jet to have fly-by-wire with side stick control. Dassault also announced that the new Falcon will have the equally new and advanced Honeywell EASy electronic cockpit. Three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 307A engines of 6,100 lbs thrust will power the aircraft.
Also new will be the environmental systems, which offer a 6,000-foot cabin at cruise altitudes, a full 2,000 feet lower than the other Falcons. Dassault is also aiming for a quieter interior as well.
While the exterior view looks like a large Falcon 900, the wing is also a new design. Planned cruise speeds are in the Mach 0.85 to 0.90 range. Still, the take-off and landing distances are projected to be similar to the smaller, lighter Falcon 900EX.
The Falcon 7X made its first flight in 2005. It was certified in in April 2007 and entered service shortly afterwards.
5,490 nautical miles
1,867 cubic feet
140 cubic feet