|First flight||21 September 1984|
|Status||Active service, in production|
|Primary users||French Air and Space Force|
Japan Coast Guard
Nigerian Air Force
Royal Malaysian Air Force
|Developed from||Dassault Falcon 50|
|Variants||Dassault Falcon 2000 |
Dassault Falcon 7X
The Dassault Falcon 900, commonly abbreviated as the F900, is a French-built corporate trijet aircraft made by Dassault Aviation.
The Falcon 900 is a development of the Falcon 50, itself a development of the earlier Falcon 20. The Falcon 900 design incorporates composite materials and an S-duct to feed the central engine.
Improved models include the Falcon 900-B, 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 lower-cost companion to the Falcon 900EX and replaces the Falcon 900B. Later versions are the Falcon 900EX EASy and the Falcon 900DX. At EBACE 2008, Dassault announced another development of the 900 series: the Falcon 900LX, incorporating high mach blended winglets designed by Aviation Partners Inc. The same winglets are certified for the entire Falcon 900 series as a retrofit kit.
In 2021, its equipped price was $44M.
The Falcon 900 is used by the Escadron de transport, d'entrainement et de calibration, which is in charge of transportation for officials of the French state.
Of the 81 Falcon 900LX aircraft in service in 2020, valued then $16 to $18 million each as its fuel consumption is up to 40% less than its competition, most were in North America with 69% of the fleet then in Europe with 16%. The 900LX burns 2,800 lb (1,300 kg) of fuel in the first hour and 1,700–2,200 lb (770–1,000 kg) depending on weight per subsequent hour, while maintenance runs $2,000 per hour plus $382 per engine and $111 for the APU.
A wide range of private owners, businesses and small airlines operate Falcon 900s.
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