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Dassault Falcon 8X

France (2016)
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The French Dassault Falcon 8X business tri-jet will follow the successful 7X series as a larger, longer-range product.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Dassault Falcon 8X Long-Range Business Jet Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 6/27/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Many aviation companies realize profits through both military- and civilian-minded avenues and the French concern of Dassault is no different - manufacturing their advanced "Rafale" multi-role fighter to select military customers and their Falcon line to the business world. The Falcon line has emerged as a long-running family of business jets beginning with the "Falcon 10" of 1971. Since then, the product has evolved across various designs to become the all-modern "Falcon 7X" and now the newly announced "Falcon 8X". The Falcon 8X was debuted at 2014 EBACE ("European Business Aviation Convention and Exposition") and follows Dassault's other relatively new announcement in its wide-body "Falcon 5X" product announced back in October 2013.

Based on the preceding Falcon 7X model, the Falcon 8X is billed as a longer-range, larger cabin business jet alternative utilizing refined swept-back wings (featuring winglets) and a revised "tri-jet" turbofan engines for maximum fuel efficiency. Additional windows along the passenger cabin walls provide increased natural lighting while the cabin has been increased some 3.5 feet in length over that of the Falcon 7X (the longest cabin of any available Falcon jet in fact). Engineers have also increased internal fuel stores to achieve the desired operational ranges. A standard operating crew will be three in an all-digital cockpit (based on the Falcon 5X) with a passenger-hauling capability of up to eight in business-level comfort with a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) listed at 73,000lbs. Power will be served through 3 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307 series turbofans (6,722lbs thrust each) allowing the jet to fly some fourteen hours out, giving it important access to critical business markets such as Shanghai, New York and Sao Paulo.


Picture of the Dassault Falcon 8X Long-Range Business Jet Aircraft
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 8X Long-Range Business Jet Aircraft



Any available statistics for the Dassault Falcon 8X Long-Range Business Jet Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).




  Program Updates  


June 2014 - The first Falcon 8X was under construction at Dassault Bordeaux-Merignac with a Little Rock, Arkansas, USA location assisting. Its flight testing phase was set to begin sometime in 2015 with certification hoped for 2016. With the arrivals of the 5X and 8X products, Dassault's lineup will now become six business jet offerings for even the most discerning global customer.

February 2015 - It was announced that the Falcon 8X completed its first flight from Bordeaux-Merignac. The aircraft stands as one of three that will be used for the flight test program. Certification is still targeted for sometime in 2016.

June 2016 - The Falcon 8X has been type-certified as a variant of the existing Falcon 7X line.

October 2016 - Dassault has begun deliveries of its Falcon 8X to launch-customer Amjet Executive of Greece.






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (609mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: France
Year: 2016
Type: Long-Range Business Jet Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Dassault Aviation - France
Production: 10
Status: Active, Limited Service
Global Operators:
Greece
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Dassault Falcon 8X model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
3


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
79.49 ft


Meters
24.23 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
86.25 ft


Meters
26.29 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
26.05 ft


Meters
7.94 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
41,006 lb


Kilograms
18,600 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
73,006 lb


Kilograms
33,115 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
3 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D turbofan engines developing 6,722 lb of thrust each.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
609 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
980 kph


Knots
529 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
7,425 mi


Kilometers
11,950 km


Nautical Miles
6,452 nm

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Falcon 8X - Base Series Designation