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The Dassault Falcon 7X is a Frenchmarker-built large-cabin, long range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation, the flagship offering of their business jet line. It was first presented to the public at the 2005 Paris Air Showmarker.

Development

The aircraft has over 165 orders to date. It has received its Type certification from both FAA and EASA on 27 April 2007. The first 7X, MSN05, entered service on June 15 2007.

In 2001, the Falcon 7X, at approximately $35 million, was nearly $10 million cheaper than its nearest competitors in the long range, large cabin market segment, the Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier Global Express. Its 2007 cost is $41 million. As of 2008, the approximate unit cost of the 7X is $50 million.

Design

Dassault Falcon 7X at Paris—Le Bourget.


It is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet. It is also equipped with the same avionics suite, the Honeywell Primus EPIC "Enhanced Avionics System" (EASy), that was used on the Falcon 900EX and later on the Falcon 2000EX.

The Falcon 7X is notable for its extensive use of computer-aided design, the manufacturer claiming it to be the "first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform", using Dassault Systemes' CATIA and PLM products.

It is also unusual in having an S-duct central engine, and is one of only two trijets currently in production, the other being the Dassault Falcon 900. It was also the first production Falcon jet to offer winglets.

Specifications (Falcon 7X)

See also

References

  1. " Falcon 7X enters service." Flight Daily News. June 18, 2007.
  2. Deagel.com news. "Falcon 7X Gets Full EASA and FAA Type Certification", April 27, 2007. Accessed 6 February 2009.
  3. " Falcon 7X enters service". Flight Daily News. June 18, 2007.
  4. " Falcon 7X Trades Unwanted Range For a Price Tag Lower by $10 Million". Business & Commercial Aviation. 2001.
  5. "http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/dassault-7x/"
  6. " Falcon 7X Jet Becomes First Aircraft Entirely Developed on Virtual Platform", edmpdm.de, 24 May 2004.


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