Dassault Falcon 8X

$60 million business jet that flies farther in greater comfort with higher efficiency.

Gray Dassault Falcon 8X
photo: Antony Pratt

Extending the limits of what can be attained, the Falcon 8X is an ultra long range aircraft that has the longest cabin in the Falcon family. Manufactured by Dassault Aviation, it maintains the heritage of Falcon as having high efficiency, outstanding performance, flexibility and comfort.

Manufacturer:
Dassault Aviation
Country:
France
Manufactured:
1900 to: Onward
ICAO:
FA8X
Price:
US$59.3 million (2018)

Specifications

Avionics:
EASy III Flight Deck
Engine:
3x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D
Turbofan
Power:
6,721 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
488 knots
904 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
107 knots
Travel range:
6,450 Nautical Miles
11,945 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
Service Ceiling:
51,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2055 feet / minute
10.44metre / second
Take Off Distance:
1829 metre - 6,000.58 feet
Landing Distance:
655 metre - 2,148.92 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
33,113 Kg
73,001 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
28,304 Kg
62,399 lbs
Max Payload:
2,223 Kg
4,901 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
4,188 gallon
15,853 litre
Baggage Volume:
3.96 m3 / 140 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
16 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.89 metre - 6.20 feet
Cabin Width:
2.34 metre - 7.68 feet
Cabin Length:
13 metre - 42.65 feet
Exterior Length:
24.46 metre - 80.25 feet
Tail height:
7.94 metre - 26.05 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
2.6 metre - 8.53 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
26.29 metre - 86.25 feet
Wing Tips:
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Description

Falcon 8X Production

In 2016, Dassault Aviation, an international French aircraft manufacturer uncovered the Falcon 8X during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

In May 2014, Serge Dassault, the chairman and chief executive officer of Dassault Group placed the first order of the Falcon 8X.

On February 6 2015, the prototype version registered as F-WWQA flew from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport in France. Also on the same month, the aircraft took its maiden flight.

On June 24 2016, the Falcon 8X received its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification as a subtype of the Falcon 7X. On the same month, it also received its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate.

On October 5 2016, the first Falcon 8X was delivered to Amjet Executive, a European air charter company.

Falcon 8X Design

The Falcon 8X has an exterior length of 24.46 meters, height of 7.94 meters and fuselage diameter of 2.6 meters.

The wing has a span of 26.29 meters with a wing area of 70.7 square meters. The structure of the wing is 270 kg lighter and alteration on its structural design are focused at lowering the overall aircraft drag as the aircraft cruise.

The airframe and wing of the Falcon 8X are acquired from the Falcon 7X.

Falcon 8X Flight Deck

The Falcon 8X cockpit features an advanced EASy flight deck avionics system that is highly intuitive and interactive. It includes four 14.1 inches screens arranged in a T- configuration that can display all data clearly from aircraft sensors affecting systems, communications, navigation and flight management. The system is also equipped with two Cursor Control Devices (CCD) that are used by the pilot for response input to the Display Unit (DU), and two Multifunctional keyboards (MKB).

Falcon 8X Cabin

The aircraft boasts its long and spacious cabin with a length of 13 meters excluding cockpit and baggage, a height of 1.89 and width of 2.34 meters. It has a 48 cubic meter cabin volume.

The cabin can be configured into thirty different layouts depending on the requirements that makes it the most flexible cabin in the industry. The cabin also brags its low noise level and high air quality that keeps the passenger comfortable even while cruising at 41,000 feet.

The Falcon 8X features the FalconCabin HD + cabin management system that enables the passenger to control the cabin environment anywhere by using an Apple device. This new feature was developed by Rockwell Collins, including a wireless cabin media server and an iPad moving map application.

The Skybox is a wireless media server that lets the passenger access Apple iTunes videos, music capacity, and share television shows wirelessly on demand.

The Airshow iPad app lets the passenger track their flight progress and call up a virtual moving map of any area by simply pointing the iPad in any desired direction.

Falcon 8X Engine and Performance

The Falcon 8X is driven by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D turbofan engines. Each engine has a 6,721 lbf thrust rating.

The aircraft has a maximum take-off and landing weight of 33,113 kg and 28,304 kg respectively. Its maximum payload is 2,223 kg and has a fuel capacity of 4,188 US Gal.

It can fly at a cruising speed of 488 knots and has a travel range of 6,450 nautical miles. It has a service ceiling of 51,000 feet. The Falcon 8X has a take-off distance of 1,829 meters and a landing distance of 655 meters.

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