The Dassault Falcon 900LX was launched at the EBACE in May of 2008 and was awarded certification in 2010. With added winglets, the aircraft was able to improve its range along with additional upgrades to its avionics and other features.
The Falcon 900 was first developed in the mid 1980s and had its first flight in September of 1984. It is based off the Falcon 50 but has a longer and wider fuselage. The aircraft was awarded certification in March of 1986 and began deliveries later that year in December.
After a few upgrades to the 900. Dassault announced the release of the 900EX in 1995. It later entered service the following year in 1996. This helped improve the range, engines and avionics, before making the upgrade to the 900LX variant. (1,2)
Powered by three Honeywell TFE731-60 engines, with approximately 5,000 lbs force of thrust (22.25 kN). The Falcon 900LX can reach a maximum range of 4,750 nautical miles, with 6 passengers including crew (2). Overall, in a standard configuration. This aircraft can travel with up to 12-16 passengers, including pilot and crew.
The maximum cruise speed found on the 900LX is around Mach 0.84 (MMO ≈ Mach 0.87). Its long range cruise speed is approximately Mach 0.75. The maximum take off weight (MTOW) you will find is around 49,000 lbs, while its maximum landing weight (MLW) is near 44,500 lbs. Lastly, the maximum certified ceiling is approximately 51,000 ft. (3)
With three separate lounge areas, the cabin on the 900 LX features advanced acoustic technology. This makes it one of the quietest cabins in the 900 series. With that being said, the cabin dimensions on this aircraft measure; 6 ft 2″ in height, 7 ft 8″ in width and 33 ft 2″ in length (1,264 ft³ of cabin volume). Also, the baggage capacity located on this aircraft is around 127 ft³.
As you transition to the cockpit, the Falcon 900lx uses the EASy II flight deck. This includes the SmartView Synthetic Vision System by Honeywell, a Head-Up Display (HUD), improved Primary Flight Display (PFD), Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), four 14.1-inch Primus Epic large landscape flat panel displays and more. (4)
- More than 500 900LX models have been built since its first delivery.
- This aircraft has a quite spacious cabin that can fit 3 passengers across.
- Sometime in the middle of May 2022. The 900LX was added to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Northolt base near London. (5)
*These are general specifications of the above mentioned aircraft. Please see each listing for details on their individual specifications, layout and performance.
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