The Falcon 7X is a large-cabin, long range business trijet jet designed and built by the French aerospace company Dassault Aviation. Dassault departed from its trijet design when it introduced the 2000 however with the 7X the company returned to its roots and as such along with the Falcon 900 series the 7X is one of only two trijets jets in production.
The Falcon 7X was first introduced to the public in 2005 at the Paris Air Show and first deliveries were in 2007. While the Falcon 900 and Falcon 2000 members of large cabin Falcon were developed as derivatives of the Falcon 50, the Falcon 7X is a clean sheet (“all new”) design; the first since introduction of the Model 50 in the 1970’s.
The Falcon 7X achieves a number of ‘firsts’ as claimed by Dassault. It is the first to be designed entirely on a virtual platform using the same CATIA and PLM products which aided in the design of the Falcon 900 and Falcon 2000. It ranks first in fuel efficiency in its class of ultra-long-range business jets, no doubt due in part to its trijet design. It is also the first fully ‘fly-by-wire’ business jet. For over 25 years Dassault has had a superb reputation for building extremely capable military fighters using Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) and this experience shows in the 7X. Other notable changes is the curved windscreen in lieu of the classic seven flat panel array. The new windscreen offers pilots better visibility, less slipstream noise and significant drag reduction.
At the heart of the new jet are the Honeywell Primus EASy avionics suite and the fly-by-wire system which keep the aircraft on a steady flight path until the pilots ask for a change. One pilot described the experience as “point and shoot”. Instead of the pilot concentrating on how to make the craft go where they want it to go, pilots put the craft on the desired flight path and it stays there until a new control input is received. Pilot workload is cut to a fraction of what it takes to fly a conventional airplane.
Few jets even try to offer passenger comfort to the level of Dassault Falcon. In the Falcon 2000 cabin, Dassault featured a collaborative design approach with BMW Group Designworks USA and Dassault again chose this approach for the Falcon 7X. In 2009 they were awarded the prestigious “Good Design” award by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and the Chicago Athenaeum. Specifically stated by the awarding institutions, “The Dassault Falcon 7X offers defining features, including uncompromising cabin comfort for temperature monitoring, thermal controls and custom-crafted interior furnishings.”
The range and performance of the Falcon 7X means some flights can last up to 13 hours and the living space was designed with this in mind. The Falcon 7X cabin is finished in supple leathers, soft carpeting, and polished veneers that feel as good as they look and provide a perfect environment for working or relaxing. The cross section is similar to the 900 and 2000 but Dassault stretched the length an additional 7 feet over the Falcon 900. Passengers enjoy large, numerous, and strategically placed windows, a remarkably low in-flight cabin altitude, an advanced climate control system, and “library quiet” throughout the cabin ensuring that they arrive at their destination refreshed after a productive and relaxing flight. There is plenty of space for moving about in the three separate seating areas, including a huge galley with separate crew rest area and lavatory in the forward section. The luxuriously appointed rear lavatory in the rear has complete in flight access to the rear baggage compartment. The Cabin Management System ensures that passengers have all the amenities of an airborne executive office suite at their fingertips.
Simply put, the Falcon 7X is touted by pilots and operators as the world’s most technologically advanced business jet and loved by passengers for the cabin technology and luxurious amenities.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 7X is equipped with three Pratt & Whitney PW307A turbofans rated at 6,400 lb each
Performance specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 7X has a maximum cruising speed of 593 mph (953 km/h) and the range with eight passengers and a crew of three is 6,847 mi (11,020 km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 7X overall length is 76ft 1in (23.19m), and height is 25ft 8in (7.83m). The wing span is 86ft (26.21m). The baggage compartment can hold 140 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 7X has a maximum takeoff weight of 70,000lb (31,300kg ) with a maximum payload of 6,000 lb (2,680 kg). With full fuel, the payload is reduced to 1,660 lb (752 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 7X cabin length is 39ft 1in with a height of 6ft 2 in and width of 7ft 8in. The cabin may accommodate up to nineteen but corporate configurations usually seat eight to twelve passengers with a crew of three. A variety of interior configuration options are available for the placement of club configurations, divans, credenza and dining/conference configuration. The most popular features a forward club configuration, a mid-section conference/dining configuration plus credenza, and one or two rear 3-place divans with additional cabin furniture and storage as desired.
The Falcon 7x cabin features fully adjustable, ergonomic seats, a full-length wardrobe, spacious rear lavatory and a second forward lavatory, a full-size galley and workspace, 28 large windows and LED lighting. The Cabin Management System includes entertainment systems with Blu-Ray, DVD and VCR players on wide-screen, headsets, telephones, Airshow, multiple touchscreen monitors, Wi-Fi, and Internet access. This system also includes surround sound controlled from an iPhone or iPod touch.
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