Dassault Falcon 10

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Falcon 10 (Mystère 10)
Falcon 10 MER.JPG
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 1 December 1970
Introduction 1971
Status Active service not in production
Primary user Corporate owners
Produced 1970–1989
Number built 226
Developed from Dassault Falcon 20

The Dassault Mystère/Falcon 10 is an early corporate jet aircraft developed by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation. Despite its numbering sequence it was actually developed after the Falcon 20, and although it is sometimes considered as a scaled-down version of that aircraft, it was totally redesigned with a non-circular fuselage, a new wing with slotted flaps, a split pax door and many simplified circuits compared to the Falcon 20.[1]

Production began in 1971 and ceased in 1989, but it remains a popular business jet on the used market.

Variants[edit]

Minifalcon 
This was the original name of the Dassault Falcon 10.
Falcon 10 
Executive transport aircraft.
Falcon 10MER 
Transport and communications aircraft for the French Navy.
Falcon 100
Designed to replace the Falcon 10, the Series 100 had an increased Take-off weight, larger luggage compartment, and glass cockpit.

Operators[edit]

Civil Operators[edit]

Corporate Falccon 10 on arrival at Paris from Manchester via Birmingham
 Canada
 Croatia
  • Government of Croatia – Former operator.

Military operators[edit]

French Navy Falcon 10
 France
 Morocco

Specifications[edit]

Data from Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. p. 305. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. 

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 4–8
  • Length: 13.86 m (45 ft 5.75 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.08 m (42 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.61 m (15 ft 1.5 in)
  • Wing area: 24.1 m2 (259.42 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 4880 kg (10760 lb)
  • Gross weight: 8500 kg (18740 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett TFE731-2 turbofans, 14.65 kN (3,230 lbf) thrust each each

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 912 km/h (566 mph)
  • Range: 3560 km (2212 miles)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Prospero Books. p. 305. ISBN 1-85605-375-X. 
  2. ^ Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Air Nunavut" (enter Air Nunavut in the box titled "Owner Name")

External links[edit]

Media related to Dassault Falcon at Wikimedia Commons