The Falcon 50 is a super mid-sized, transcontinental business jet built by the French aerospace company Dassault. The Falcon 50 project was initiated to develop a jet with much greater range and more spacious cabin than the earlier Falcon 20 while still preserving a short takeoff distance.
The design of the Falcon 50 utilized the fuselage of the Falcon 20 but tail section was completely new as was the more advanced wing design. Many changes were innovated to reduce drag and enable the jet to complete intercontinental flights. Additionally, the Falcon 50 uses a three-engine configuration, something of a rarity in the private jet community. Each engine is supplied with a separate fuel system and the total fuel capacity can keep the aircraft flying for seven hours.
At the time of its completion and FAA certification in 1979, it was the first private jet on the market with intercontinental range. Even now, over thirty years after its introduction, the range it offers is impressive. It can carry eight passengers 3,020 miles at a speed of .80 Mach.
In 1996 the Falcon 50EX was introduced as the replacement for the Falcon 50. The 50EX offers upgraded engines and other modifications which together provide even greater range. The 50EX production ended in 2008 with the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 900 as its successors.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 50 is equipped with 3 Garrett TFE731-3-1C turbofan engines rated at 3,700 lb each.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 50 has a maximum cruising speed of 538 mph (865 km/h). The range with four passengers the range is 3,593mi (5,782km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 50 overall length is 60 ft 9 in (18.52 m) and height is 22 ft 10 in (6.98 m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 61 ft 10 in (18.86 m). The external baggage compartment can hold 115 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The Falcon empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 17,700lb (8,029 kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 37,478lb (17,600kg). The useful load is 16,800 lb (7,620 kg) with a maximum payload of 3,570 lb (1,619 kg). With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 1,280 lb (580 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 50 cabin length is 23ft 6in (7.16 m), height is 5ft 11in (1.79 m) and the width is 6ft 2in (1.85 m). The cabin can seat up to nineteen passengers with a crew of two although the corporate seating configuration is typically for eight to nine passengers in executive seats plus a divan. The nine-passenger seating configuration is generally laid out in one four-seat club arrangement, and a separate section of two facing seats and a three-seat divan.
This aircraft features a fully enclosed lavatory with sink, a galley for hot and cold food preparation, separate climate control for cockpit and cabin, and fold-out work tables between facing seats. Luxuriously appointed leather seats have power outlets nearby. Many cabins also feature entertainment centers, satellite phone and other amenities.
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