Dassault Aviation’s most popular private jets are :
- Falcon 2000
- Falcon 900
- Falcon 7X
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Dassault Aviation is a French aircraft manufacturer. The company was founded in 1929, by Marcel Dassault. Within the aviation industry, it specializes in air transport and manufactures military aircraft as well as private jets for business aviation. Let’s take a look at the history and achievements of this French company, from its first aircraft to the latest Falcon 10X.
Dassault Aviation is a branch of the Dassault group (which also includes Dassault-Systèmes and Immobilière Dassault). Its founder, Marcel Dassault, was born Marcel Ferdinand Bloch. For the record, he changed his family name from “Bloch” to “Dassault” in 1949. This name was taken from the code “chardasso” used by his brother, a general during the Resistance. Moreover, the company Dassault Aviation only took this name in 1990 (it was previously called AMD-BA).
It was also during this period that the Mystère II, created by Dassault, became the first plane to break the sound barrier. The United States (following an agreement with NATO) placed an order for more than 220 aircraft.
Dassault’s French aircraft have a good reputation, and they have already made many public appearances. For the July 14 parades, the Dassault Mirage 2000, the Dassault Falcon 50, the Dassault Super-Etendard and finally the Dassault Rafale have already appeared over the years. They can be seen passing every year between the Champs Elysées rond-point and the Place de la Concorde. (For a few years, this parade took place from the Place des Invalides in Paris to the Place de la Concorde, in 1913 and1930 for example).
As you may have noticed, Dassault’s aviation group operates in several sectors. It operates in both civil and military aviation, as well as in aerospace.
The French company manages both the creation of space vehicles and also pyrotechnic missions. The 3 space vehicles that have been created have different purposes. First of all, they aim to study the possibility of transportation in order to launch a satellite into low earth orbit, by means of an airborne launch. Other aspects like aerodynamics and thermodynamics are studied on shuttles already in space.
In terms of pyrotechnics, Dassault Aviation is a true leader in aircraft equipment manufacturing. It manufactures numerous spare parts as well as systems and equipment for aircraft. Moreover, once the test phases are over, these results are used on satellites and on launchers such as Vega or Ariane, and even on launchers outside Europe.
Committed to national defense, the aircraft manufacturer has been building its flagship fighter jet for many years: the Dassault Rafale. This gem of an aircraft made its first operational flight in 1986. This exceptional military aircraft is versatile and can perform several tasks simultaneously, all in one flight. For example, it is capable of performing defense missions, aerial surveillance and surface attack procedures. They have no margin for error, as is the case when they take off from an aircraft carrier with a very small runway.
This aircraft can be described as the police of the sky in the event of conflict, using its strong survivability and stealth at all times. It also has self-defence equipment and an enhanced range of weapons, which are essential in high-risk areas.
Finally, the performance of this military aircraft can also be measured by the supersonic speed achieved by the Rafale. With a maximum speed of 2223 km/h, or Mach 1.8.
This is a project that the aircraft manufacturer performs in the defence sector. It helps with several aspects, both logistical and technical. Their initiatives are monitored on approximately 1,000 military aircraft operating within the French Air Force and abroad. Dassault is committed to maintaining their aircraft during their lifespan, which is approximately 40 years. The company supplies various types of aircraft such as the Rafale, the Alpha Jets (aircraft of the Patrouille de France), and the various models of the Mirage range.
The French company has been managing the Neuron (nEUROn) program since 2006. It is a European program aimed at producing a military aircraft that would not require a pilot or crew. Its initial objectives are mainly based on innovation and technological challenges. For now, the aircraft manufacturer aims to validate the technology implemented to control and operate a military aircraft without a pilot on board. Several targets have already been reached during the test flights. Among other things, the aircraft is capable of performing threat assessments both on the ground and in the air, as well as tracking, localization, etc… This project is evolving over time and is trying to increase its field of technological expertise, so that it is at the cutting edge of innovation.
They are called multi-mission Falcons because they can be used for both military and civilian missions. These aircraft have a long range. In this range you will find the Falcon-Marine, the Falcon 2000MRA and the Falcon 900MPA. These aircraft have large fuselages. The possibilities for different designs as well as the adaptability to any kind of task are more optimal. Each aircraft adapts and performs different missions such as surveillance, military cargo, maritime interventions, towing or medical evacuations.
When you hear the name Falcon, it is referring to a range of civil aircraft, particularly those designed for business aviation. For the past fifty years, this production of business aircraft has met many criteria and offers a wide range of travel options. This range of business jets is one of the leaders in the large-cabin jet category.
The Falcon range is a guarantee of quality and safety, and its reputation is well known. These figures show that:
To maintain all these aircraft, there is nowhere better than the Falcon Dassault Service, one of the most important maintenance sites located in Paris Le Bourget. There is nothing like visiting the Paris Air Show to see it with your own eyes.
The Falcon range has a considerable advantage in that it benefits from the acquisitions that Dassault has made on its previous military aircraft. This means significant advances in technological innovation. These developments are particularly significant for cockpit systems, but also for the aerodynamics of business jets and for improving flight quality.
Also, in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, all Falcon business jets claim to consume on average 30 to 50% less fuel than their competitors. Dassault Falcons are therefore among the least polluting aircraft (with the lowest CO2 emissions) in the business aviation market.
In addition to the performance aspect, the Falcon range also excels in aesthetics, functionality and design. Indeed, the cabins of these private planes offer outstanding comfort. Dassault Aviation is constantly adapting and renewing its interior designs to meet the most demanding needs. This is the case with the Falcon 8X, whose cabin has been completely redesigned five years after it was first put into operation.
Please see the bottom of this article for more information and technical details on the various aircraft in the Falcon range. Let’s take a look at Dassault’s fleet of business jets.
With nearly 17,000 private jets in use around the world today, it’s important to be stand out. And this is what Dassault is doing by advocating the most important values in business aviation.
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Dassault Aviation’s most popular private jets are :
The Falcon 10X is the latest business jet from Dassault Aviation. It was presented on May 6, 2021, at EBACE. It will enter service in 2025.
Dassault Falcon private jets, such as the Falcon 2000 or the Falcon 7X, are highly appreciated for :