D'Assault Falcon 900 / 2000
The D'Assault Falcon aircrafts have become well known in Romania, not because of their excellent performances in their class, but because of the accident that caused the death of the deputy ministry of foreign affairs of Greece. Considering that this kind of undeserved advertising does not cover the needed information, here is some information, courtesy of Dassault Aviaton, about these Falcon aircrafts
The Falcon 900B Intercontinental aircraft.
Wide-body tri-jet. The wide-fuselage triple-jet Falcon 900B is a transatlantic business jet (range 4 000 miles carrying 8 passengers and the regulation NBAA-IFR fuel load) with short-runway capability. Like the Falcon 2000, the Falcon 900B's running costs are extremely competitive. Its wide and silent can be organized into the three compartments. With 24 windows, it is well-lit and can accommodate up to 19 passengers, through it can also be fitted out for 12 or 14. The Falcon 900B is equipped with three Allied-Signal TFE 791-5BR jet engines providing 4 750 lb. of thrust at take-off (sea-level, ISA + 10° C). The all-round quality of the Falcon 900B has won over many clients : 145 900Bs are currently in use more than 30 countries.
The Falcon 900EX Intercontinental
Wide-body tri-jet. The latest member of the Falcon family, the Falcon 900EX is a very-long-range enhanced-performance business jet, offering users higher cruise speed and longer stage lengths. Already well established in the top-line business aircraft market, Dassault was sensitive to increasing demand for longer range than that offered by Falcon 900B class aircraft. In response, the company carried out three extensive surveys of long-range business aircraft users. These surveys showed that most users would not make sufficient use of very long range capability (6,500 nautical miles) to offset the heavy ownership costs and loss of operating flexibility inherent in this type of aircraft. Dassault Aviation therefore decided to propose a more practical solution, the Falcon 900EX. The Falcon 900EX maintains the basic qualities of the Falcon 900, but with more powerful engines, greater fuel capacity and a new avionics suite.
These improvements are a specific response to customers' expressed requirements : Range of 4,500 nautical miles (8,400 km) at a high cruise speed of Mach 0.84. This allows transatlantic flights in both directions, or direct London-Middle East flights, as well as multileg flights without refueling. Initial cruise altitude of at least 39,000 feet, to facilitate transatlantic flights and integration in Europe's dense air traffic. Reasonable purchase price. An integrated avionics suite, in line with specified aircraft performance. Volume comparable to the Falcon 900B, to maintain cabin comfort and privacy, and enable the use of existing technical facilities and hangars.
Falcon 2000 - Transcontinental
- business jet. Wide-body twin-jet.
A two-jet transcontinental aircraft, the Falcon 2000, with its wide cabin, offers a high level of comfort, along with very competitive running costs. The Falcon 2000 has the same width of fuselage as the Falcon 900B and the 900EX, while the cabin is slightly shorter (divided into two or two and a half compartments). Its two modern and economical CFE 738 engines (developed by General Electric and Allied-Signal) give it remarkable performance statistics (an effective range of 3 000 miles at Mach 0.8 carrying 8 passengers and the NBAA-IFR fuel load and climbing directly to 41,000 ft). They also give the Falcon 2000 one of the quietest cabins on the market. The Falcon 2000 was JAA-certified (Europe) in November 1994, and FAA-certified (USA) in February 1995, the month in which it was first delivered. An all-weather landing (category III ) option, with head-up display, is available for the Falcon 2000.