History of the Falcon: 5X-8X

Falcon 5X

Dassault’s Falcon 5X isn’t set to hit the market until 2020, but it made its first flight in July 2017. The 5X is being marketed as the “biggest, most advanced Falcon yet,” pushing its 6’6” cabin height, .90 Mach top speed, impressive range and runway capabilities while achieving the “lowest fuel consumption in its category,” according to Dassault’s website.

Preliminary tests show that the Falcon 5X, equipped with two Silvercrest SC-1D engines, has a normal cruise speed of 487 knots, a range of 5,200 nautical miles, and requires 5,250 feet of runway to takeoff and 3,000 feet to land.

 

Falcon 7X

Dassault’s Falcon 7X, a trijet that entered service in June of 2007, is a large-cabin business jet with transcontinental range that introduced the aviation industry’s first Digital Flight Control System, according to Dassault. Dassault also claims that the 7X is the “first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform,” the interior of which was awarded the 2009 Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design.

The Falcon 7X, equipped with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines, has a normal cruise speed of 459 knots, a range of 5,795 nautical miles, a climb rate of 3,880 feet per minute, and requires 5,460 feet of runway to takeoff and 2,737 feet to land.

 

Falcon 8X

In October of 2016, Dassault delivered its first Falcon 8X, another trijet based on the 7X with a slightly larger cabin and an extended range thanks to improved engines, increased fuel capacity and improved aerodynamic design. The 8X’s cabin is three and a half feet longer and it comes with an updated wing design including redesigned winglets to reduce drag even further.

The Falcon 8X, equipped with three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D engines, has a normal cruise speed of 459 knots, a range of 6,725 nautical miles, a climb rate of 3,880 feet per minute, and requires 5,675 feet of runway to takeoff and 3,000 feet to land.

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