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Dassault adds another Falcon

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • AEROAPR02_04
Published April 01, 2002 by SAE International in United States
  • English

The Falcon 7X features a host of new technologies, including an advanced wing design, making it Dassault's next-generation business jet.

Announced at last year's Paris Air Show, the Falcon 7X will become Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.'s newest addition to its business jet product line. The number seven launches a new naming convention for the company's new generation of Falcons, with the X tag denoting the advanced technology aspects of the airplane.

Key to the aircraft's technology is its all-new wing design, which features a planform 44% larger in area than that of the Falcon 900EX and an aspect ratio of 9.0 compared to 7.6. “Dassault's goal was to optimize the wing's total shape (airfoil and planform) in ways that allow structural simplification, weight and cost savings, and a generous internal volume for fuel-all while maintaining the inherently safe and pilot-friendly flying qualities traditional within the Falcon family,” said Olivier Villa, Vice President of Falcon Programs.