Dassault Falcon 8X: Price, Interior, Specs, Cockpit. Dassault Aviation introduced Falcon 8X, a new long-distance business jet within the Falcon family, at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) contained 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft received EASA type certification and FAA certification in June 2016 and initial shipments are expected to begin before the end of 2016. Serge Dassault bought Dassault Falcon 8X in May 2014, becoming the first customer. The first flight of the first Dassault Falcon 8X jet was successfully executed in February 2015.
The assembly of the first airframe was performed at the Dassault facility in Bordeaux, Mérignac in France. The company expanded the Little Rock facility in Arkansas to accommodate the production of Dassault Falcon 8X and previous 5X models. DAHER-SOCATA was awarded a contract in May 2014 to design and create the main aerostructure components, including the top of the passenger cabin and stomach fairing.
Dassault Falcon 8X Engine
Dassault Falcon 8X is powered by three PW307D turbofan engines created by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P & WC). This machine, certified by EASA in May 2016, provides thrust of 29.9 kN (6.722 lb) each in ISA + 17C conditions, creating more pounds of thrust per pound of fuel and emitting 30% less nitrogen oxide.
Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft can fly at a high speed of 685 km/ h (370k) and reach a maximum range of 11,945 km (6.450 nm). It has a balanced field length of about 6,000 feet (1,829 m) and a maximum operating height of 51,000 feet.
Dassault Falcon 8X Specs
Dassault Falcon 8X fuselage and wings are from the 7X aircraft, while alterations to the wing structure design are intended to reduce the overall aircraft resistance during the voyage. The aircraft has an external length of 24.46 m (80.2 feet), a height of 7.94 m (26.1 feet) and a wingspan of 26.29 m (86.25 feet). With a maximum takeoff weight of 33,113 kg (73,000 lb) and landing weight of 28,304 kg (62,400 lb), the aircraft’s zero fuel weight is 18,598 kg (41,000 lb).
Dassault Falcon 8X Cabin and Interior
Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft has a spacious and long three cabin space that can comfortably accommodate eight passengers and three crew. It offers a total volume of 1,695 ft ³( 48m ³), excluding the cockpit area and luggage. Cabin length, width and headroom are 13m (42.67 ft), 2.34 m (92in) and 1.88 m (74in), respectively.
There are 30 different cabin layouts to choose from, as well as different toilet layout, including toilets with showers, while kitchens can be chosen from three sizes, including two with crew-rest options. The Falcon Cabin HD + cabin management system is available, and is equipped with Apple devices and Skybox wireless media servers, which have iTunes video and music capacity.
Dassault Falcon 8X Cockpit and Avionic
Dassault Falcon 8X displays a redesigned cockpit based on the Falcon 5X model. It is equipped with the third generation EASy flight deck avionics system, which is implemented on Primus Epic Honeywell system hardware platforms. It also includes a wide-screen head-up display (HUD) that is integrated with synthetic vision and enhanced, and optional dual HUD capabilities.
The next generation 3D color weather radar system of Dassault Falcon 8X developed by Honeywell, which is capable of providing enhanced turbulence detection, is included in avionics. Other avions include three leading edge blades, three air brakes and two covers. The latest generation digital flight control technology ensures smooth and precise flight control and flight envelope protection.
Dassault Falcon 8X Price and Orders
The price of the latest Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft is US $ 59.3 Million. In recent years, the industry has relied on new aircraft for sales and shipping but the only new aircraft to start shipping in 2016 is Dassault Falcon 8X. The aircraft was first sent on October 5, 2016 to Greek operator Amjet. Far there have been fewer than ten Falcon 8X shipments.