FALCON 900

FALCON 900
OVERVIEW

Certified in 1992, the Falcon 900B iteration derives from its eight-year-old predecessor, the original Falcon 900. The “B” refers to upgraded engines, producing more power and performance capacity. It was so successful that 900s can be retrofitted to 900B capabilities. Improvements in muscle from the 900 include a 5.5% increase in takeoff thrust, a 6.5% increase in thrust at altitude and a 2% increase in TSFC (Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption). An increase in range is the result: 4,583 nautical miles. The 900B can also enjoy better visibility approach clearance (Category II) and operation on unprepared strips that its predecessor cannot. The 900B has three Allied Signal TFE731-5BR turbofan engines, each with 4,750 lbs of thrust. Their inspection interval is 4,200 hours. The aircraft can travel 3,900 nautical miles at as high as mach .84. Its high speed cruise is 474 knots and 51,000 feet is its flight ceiling, a rare feat. Also, the 900B is designed with airfoil wings – the same as the Falcon 50 series but with a 1.5 ft increase.

Technical Specifications

Seats 12-16 Seats
Height 6 ft 2 in
Width 7 ft 7 in
Length 32 ft 9 in
Range 3,800 nm
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
Speed 480 knots
Max Altitude 43,000 ft.
Baggage 127 cu ft
Lavatory Full