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DASSAULT Falcon 900

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Name Falcon 900
Manufacturer DASSAULT
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Cruciform tail
WTC Medium
Type code L3J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage and fin-integrated
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

DASSAULT Mystere 900
DASSAULT Falcon 900

DASSAULT Falcon 900

DASSAULT Falcon 900


Large size transcontinental corporate jet. In service since 1986 (900EX since 1996). Substantially revised development of Falcon 50 with new larger and longer fuselage. Falcon 900B with more powerful engines and increased range. Falcon 900EX ultra long range development. New version Falcon 900C. Combines the airframe and avionics of the Falcon 900B with 900EX engines. First customer deliveries beginning in 2000. The Falcon 900C is in parallel production with the 900EX.

Technical Data

Wing span 19.3 m63.32 ft
Length 20.2 m66.273 ft
Height 7.6 m24.934 ft
Powerplant 3 x 20 kN Garrett TFE731-5AR-1C or 3 x 21,1 kN Allied Signal TFE731-5BR turbofans.
Engine model Garrett TFE731, Honeywell TFE731

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 125 kts IAS 155 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.72 TAS 510 kts MACH 0.72 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 110 kts
Distance 1500 m ROC 3000 ft/min ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min MACH 0.85 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 4000 ft/min MCS 180 kts Distance 700 m
MTOW 2120021,200 kg
21.2 tonnes
Ceiling FL510 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 45004,500 nm
8,334,000 m
8,334 km
27,342,519.705 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F900

  • E170 / F900, en-route, east of Varna Bulgaria, 2015 (On 30 June 2015 the crew of an en route Embraer 170 failed to notice that their transponder had reverted to Standby and the ATC response, which involved cross border coordination, was so slow that the aircraft was not informed of the loss of its transponder signal for over 30 minutes by which time it had already passed within 0.9nm of an unseen Dassault Falcon 900 at the same level. The Investigation found that the Embraer crew had failed to follow appropriate procedures and that the subsequent collision risk had been significantly worsened by a muddled and inappropriate ATC response.)
  • F900 / B772, en-route, near Kihnu Island Estonia, 2013 (On 17 October 2013, a Falcon 900 climbing as cleared to FL 340 and being operated as a State Aircraft equipped with TCAS II v7.0 initially responded to a TCAS RA against crossing traffic at FL 350 in day VMC in the opposite direction to the one directed and prescribed separation was lost as a result. The Investigation concluded that the F900 crew had commenced a climb on receipt of a TCAS RA 'ADJUST VERTICAL SPEED' when a reduction in the 800 fpm rate of climb was required. Safety Recommendations were made in respect of TCAS RA requirements for State Aircraft.)
  • F900, en-route, South of Bucharest Romania, 1999 (On 14 September 1999, a F900 was subjected to rapid and violent vertical load oscillations, which killed most of the passengers, after incorrect crew response to a minor pitch control malfunction.)