When it comes to long-range private jet travel, Gulfstream and Bombardier are two names that immediately come to mind. These aircraft manufacturers are two of the best-known companies in the business, but you would be remiss if you neglected to include Dassault Falcon in the mix. Indeed, its 7X is one of the most modern aircraft in the world, a business jet that offers an elegance that is not quite matched in its segment.
Your New York to Tel Aviv and London to Tokyo trips are possible without a stop, thanks to the 5,950-range of the Falcon 7X. This jet can carry eight passengers and a crew of three — two pilots and a flight attendant — operating at a maximum 0.90 Mach speed to get you where you’re going as quickly as possible.
Dassault engineered the 7X to squeeze more miles out of every gallon of jet fuel, with fuel consumption coming in 15 to 30 percent less than its competitors. And with Jet A fuel topping $7 per gallon in some locations, those savings are significant for world travelers.
Falcon 7X has a maximum speed of 370 kiss — knots indicated air speed and can fly as high as FL510 — 51,000 feet. Soar well above the clouds and avoid most weather conditions or simply fly around them.
An aircraft can look modern, but looks are not enough. The Falcon 7X goes beyond that by employing advanced aerodynamics, evident in the design of the wing and the shape of the fuselage. Flap construction and leading-edge slat design ensure that wind flows as smoothly as possible over the aircraft, reducing the need for fuel and saving you money.
Unlike many jets that feature two engines, the Falcon 7X offers three jets. Besides offering maximum pilot control over approach and landing, this three-jet configuration provides much-needed peace of mind for long distance travel especially on routes taking you over thinly populated areas and open water.
The Falcon 7X is a pilot’s delight too as its intuitive and interactive flight deck is modern and raises situational awareness. A side stick control is innovative, enabling the pilot to control the jet by shifting the stick in the direction he wants to go. Tied in with a sophisticated computer and advanced instrumentation, the side stick controls decrease pilot workload, an important factor for those long trips abroad.
The Dassault Falcon 7X has a maximum take off weight of 70,000 pounds and a maximum landing weight of 62,400 pounds. The differences are the fuel that this jet burns when it completes a global excursion.
This jet measures 76.08 feet long, 86 feet wide — tip to tip and is 25.67 feet tall. Inside, the cabin measures 39.07 feet from cockpit to baggage compartment and has a maximum headroom of 74 inches. At its widest point, this jet measures 92 inches or nearly eight feet wide. Total cabin volume is 1,552 cubic feet.
Like all new business jet aircraft, your Falcon 7X is delivered to you green. You can outfit your cabin the way you want or choose from numerous design recommendations offered by the manufacturer’s design team.
Seats are designed for maximum comfort, offering an ergonomic design that are fully adjustable. Seating is from eight passengers, but the jet can be designed to hold from 12 to 16 people, the higher numbers reducing this aircraft’s overall range and fuel factors.
Each jet comes equipped with a full galley, a stand-up lavatory, a wardrobe and customizable temperature controls. Its light and airy look is enhanced by 28 oversized windows that bring in much natural light and make the jet seem wide open.
You can outfit your jet with the latest technologies including audio and television system, and request that rich woods, exquisite leathers and the finest metal trims be included.
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