Since receiving its FAA type certification in 2010, the Dassault Falcon 900LX has been exhibiting a significant presence in the long-range jet market. As the latest iteration in the Falcon 900 business jet line, the 900LX boasts significant improvements over its predecessors, including added range, greater efficiency, and increased climb performance. Furthermore, Dassault says that their jets were developed from military tech that makes the series more durable and stronger than other jets of the long-range class. For these reasons, it has been one of the most popular large jets that clients find when going on intercontinental travel—Dassault says they’ve produced over 500 900LXs.
FALCON 900LX FEATURES
The redesigned Falcon 900LX cabin includes modern and ergonomic style interiors that add quality to the aircraft. Its twelve-passenger cabin measures 33 feet 2 inches long, 7 feet 8 inches wide, 6 feet 2 inches high, for a total cabin volume of 1,264 cubic feet, making it spacious for passengers to travel in a comfortable manner. The jet also has a baggage compartment accessible from both inside and outside of the jet, offering 127 cubic feet of storage. In addition, the jet includes closely spaced windows that let in an abundance of natural light.
The furnishings are elegant and exquisite, with simple cabin management that features four 20-inch-wide conference seating. Each seat includes floor, back, and side tracking, full recline, & swivel, and includes controls hidden in armrests within easy reach. The cabin also includes a three-place, side-facing divan with a berthing top that converts into a bed. It also includes a fine bathroom with an electric flushing toilet that can be used for the comfort of the passengers. The Falcon 900LX also offers a spacious cabin with advanced acoustic technology that makes it the quietest cabin in the 900 series. The tranquil environment of the cabin allows the business traveler to fly in comfort and satisfaction.
The Falcon 900LX has best-in-class performance features and is capable of covering up to 4,750 nautical miles when traveling with 6 passengers and 2 crew — meaning the 900LX can cover routes like London to Chicago without any stops. The Falcon 900LX can pick up additional passengers before continuing to intercontinental destinations without needing to stop and refuel, getting you where you need to be in less time.
The business jet is powered by three Honeywell TFE731-60 engines, each producing 5,000 pounds of thrust. The TFE731 engine line is noted for decades of delivery performance and reliability, and the variant used on the 900LX requires even less frequent maintenance. The additional engine not only improves runway performance, but also drastically increases safety when flying over oceans and harsh terrains for extended periods of time; as Business Jet Traveler explains, “When one engine fails in a twin, you lose half your thrust; but when one goes in a trijet, you lose only one third of your power. With one engine out, a 900 can still climb 2,200 feet per minute.” Having three engines also enhances fuel economy by 40% compared to competing aircraft. Despite being a large jet, the Falcon 900LX has exterior dimensions that can be easily accommodated by typical medium-sized private hangars, making it a popular and desirable choice for intercontinental travel.
The cockpit of the Falcon 900LX is equipped with Dassault’s second-generation EASy II flight deck as well as the Falcon Cabin HD+ cabin management system. The EASy II assures optimal crew coordination and situational awareness, entrusting pilots with every information they need from flight planning to the aircraft’s position and environment through an innovative graphical interface. The 900LX flight deck can also be configured with FalconEye, the world’s first Combined Vision System created for a business jet. This allows the flight crew to be aware of unprecedented situations in all types of weather conditions.