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Dassault Falcon 7X, private plane with roots in fighter jets

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Dassault Falcon 7X
Private jet   The first Digital Flight Control System

From its inception, the Falcon 7X was destined to be a revolutionary aircraft, introducing business aviation to the industry’s first Digital Flight Control System.

Dassault Falcon 7XLike so many other aspects of the aircraft, its DFCS drew on Dassault’s 30 years of military experience, especially its Rafale and Mirage 2000 programs. The 7X would become the first business jet to use fighter jet technology with an elegant, whisper-quiet executive cabin. Today, over 200 Falcon 7X aircraft are in service in 32 countries. The fleet has performed some 250,000 flight hours and presents excellent dispatch reliability.

Dassault Falcon 7XAnd a growing number of operators worldwide are discovering they need not compromise small-jet agility and efficiency for long-range comfort and capability. Now a mature and proven aircraft platform, the Falcon 7X is still the most advanced — still the business jet benchmark for the 21st century. From nose to tail, wingtip to wingtip, the Falcon 7X is pure elegance, efficiency, and performance.

Dassault Falcon 7XThe Falcon 7X is designed to fly 5,950 nm (11,019 km), linking city pairs such as Paris-Tokyo, Shanghai-Seattle, New York-Jeddah, and Johannesburg-London, with a payload of eight passengers and three crew. With a .90 Mach Maximum Operating Speed (MMO), the Falcon 7X can also cover shorter distances very fast. At typical landing weight, the approach speed of the 7X is only 104 knots (193 km/h). It can land and stop in just 2,070 feet (630 m).

Dassault Falcon 7XAs a result, it can access hundreds of airports other jets cannot, including those with hot and high conditions, steep approaches and stringent noise restrictions. The 7X is the only aircraft in its class able to reach New York, from London City Airport. The 7X can land at almost 90 percent of its maximum takeoff weight. So it can perform multiple short and long flights without having to refuel. Passengers appreciate its silk-smooth ride and the contribution such an advanced technology makes to aircraft safety.


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