Dassault Falcon 8X

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Falcon 8X
F-WWQA F8X LBG SIAE 2015 (18950505122).jpg
Role Business Jet
National origin France
Manufacturer Dassault
First flight 6 February 2015[1]
Status In development
Developed from Dassault Falcon 7X

The Dassault Falcon 8X is a large-cabin, long range trijet business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. It is derived from the Dassault Falcon 7X, with longer range afforded by engine tweaks, aerodynamic refinements and an increase in fuel capacity.[2]

Design and development[edit]

The 8X's cabin size is approximately 3.2 ft. longer than its 7X predecessor.[3] It has also received an engine upgrade which altogether allows for take offs on shorter runways and improved fuel efficiency by 35% versus its competitors.[4]

The prototype, registered F-WWQA, first flew from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport on 6 February 2015.[1]

Specifications (Falcon 8X)[edit]

Data from AVweb and Dassault[5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8-19 passengers depending on internal configuration
  • Length: 24.46 m (80 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 26.29 m (86 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 7.94 m (26 ft 1 in)
  • Empty weight: 18,598 kg (41,002 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 33,113 kg (73,002 lb)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Pratt & Whitney PW307D

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 980 km/h; 609 mph (529 kn)
  • Range: 11,945 km; 7,423 mi (6,450 nmi)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MAIDEN FLIGHT: "Smooth" sortie opens Falcon 8X test campaign". Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  2. ^ William Garvey (2014-05-19). "Dassault Expands Falcon Family With 8X". Aviation Week. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Dassault Unveils Falcon 8X". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Adrian G. (2014-06-17). "Executive Charter Flights". Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Falcon 8X". Dassault Aviation. 

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