Dassault Falcon 900 series:
The Falcon 900 and 7x are the only corporate jets with more than two engines in production. There have been 260 of these fine aircraft produced. It has a great range for a mid-size corporate jet. In fact because of its range some people tend to compare it with larger aircraft. The Falcon 900 sports three of the very popular Honeywell TFE731 engines which are known for their economical operation. There are three aircraft in the series DX, EX and LX sounds like a Honda.
Cabin: 33’2” l, 7’8’w and 6’2” h. Range: DX 4100, EX4500nm and LX4800nm all with 8 pax.
IAS comments: The Falcon 900 is an excellent choice for those whose few whose flight profile requires the additional performance of a third engine. The third engine offers better second segment climb and drift down performance. Most perspective owners will not understand these terms however those of us in the industry do. To say that a three engine airplane in general is safer than a two engine is false. One could say that you have more of a chance of an engine failure with a 3 engine airplane than a two engine airplane. There is an additional operating cost associated with the third engine. I can whole heartily recommend the Falcon 900 to the few client’s whose flight profile requires it however they a very few and in many cases a two engine aircraft will better suit your needs.
Ivan Klugman www.inavsol.com