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Dassault Falcon 900

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Dassault Falcon 900 takes off.

The Dassault Falcon 900 is a 3-engined corporate jet. It is unique because it – along with its smaller sibling the Falcon 50, and the Falcon 7X, an advanced development – are the only corporate jets offered with more than two engines. The Falcon 900 is a development of the Falcon 2000, itself a development of the earlier Falcon 20. The Falcon 900s development included computer-aided design and composite materials.

Improved models include the Falcon 900B, featuring improved engines and increased range, and the Falcon 900EX featuring further improvements in engines and range and an all-glass flight deck. The Falcon 900C is a cheaper alternative to the Falcon 900EX and replaces the Falcon 900B.

The Falcon 900 is used by the Escadron de transport, d'entraînement et de calibrage which is in charge of transportation for officials of the French state.

Dassault Falcon 900EX.

Dates of first flight for the several version produced are the following:

Version Date
Falcon 20 4 May 1963
Falcon 10 1 December 1970
Falcon 50 7 November 1976
Falcon 900 21 September 1984
Falcon 2000 4 March 1993

The Falcon 20 (née Mystère 20; the term Falcon was originally used only in the USA) was the first business jet aeroplane that Dassault manufactured. A prototype first flew on 4 May 1963. Various models were developed, designated Mystère 20-C, -D, -E and -F and later the Falcon 200.

Next came the Falcon 50, developed from the -20. Further development from this aeroplane lead to the -900, the latest versions of which are the -900EX EASy and the -900DX.

Dassault Falcon 900EX takes off.

The -2000 was created to serve a market for an aeroplane with less range but with the same big (stand-up) cabin as has the -900. The -2000 was developed into the -2000EX and the -2000EX EASy.

Military operators

Countries whose militaries operate the aircraft include: Algeria, Australia, Belgium, France, Gabon, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.

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