When a manufacturer introduces a new version of their product, the expectation is that they improved on the previous design and quality of the previous version. It is partly why the launch of most new products is accompanied a lot of buzz. One of the best examples in that regard is the Dassault Falcon 7x. Dassault launched the Falcon 7x in 2007, and so far, it has managed to outperform other aircraft in its class. Read on to find out some of the things did not know about it.
1. The Engines
The Falcon 7x is equipped with three engines from Canada’s Pratt & Whitney aviation engine manufacturer. The Pratt & Whitney PW307A engines provide it with a thrust of 6,402 lbs, allowing it to achieve greater speed and range. Moreover, Pratt & Whitney designed these engines uniquely to reduce cabin noise and vibration in the cabin. That allows passengers to enjoy a quiet and comfortable flight, and arrive at their destination feeling better about themselves.
2. Speed and Range
The 7x is able to reach a cruising speed of Mach .90 and has a range of 5,950 nautical-miles. Moreover, it can fly higher, which allows passengers to experience less turbulence and enjoy a more comfortable ride. Overall, the 7x makes business travel more efficient that it has ever been before.
The Falcon 7x was the first fly by wire business jet ever designed, thanks to Dassault’s improved technological design of the 7x. The fly-by-wire technology enables pilots to have a greater control of the plane because it limits the plane’s tendency to pitch.
4. Winglet Design
The 7x’s winglet design was a first for Dassault’s plane design. The winglets incorporated in its wing design enabled the plane to attain a fuel efficiency of 35% more than the Falcon 900. The huge increase in fuel efficiency was due the ability of the new wing design to reduce drag during takeoff, cruise, and when the 7x during landing. The 7x has a wingspan of 86 feet, which is 20 feet more than the wingspan of the Falcon 900.
5. Instrument Panel
This plane is equipped with the Honeywell Primus EASy system that allows the pilot to monitor take control using just the LCD displays. The system has navigation functions integrated in the four large-format LCD displays. The digital controls therefore eliminate the need for panels and circuit breakers, which makes this plane is more reliable.
6. Monitor the Terrain
The Falcon 7x’s Honeywell Primus EASy system allows that pilot to monitor the terrain and reduce chances of a n accident that to HD display of the terrain. The pilot can also plan the entire flight using the graphic flight planning system accessible on the LCD screens. Overall, the Honeywell Primus EASy system gives the pilot total control of the plane.
The Dassault Falcon 7x has a cabin that is similar to that of the 900EX, although it is a bit longer. It measures 1,552 cubic feet, excluding the 140 cubic feet of baggage space. The cabin is 39.1 feet long, 6.2 feet high and 7.8 feet wide.
8. Larger Windows
The 7x features larger windows, which allow passengers to enjoy a greater ambiance and work using natural light. Moreover, the natural lighting and interior décor is designed to cheer up the mood of the passenger.
9. Temperature Control and Pressure
The Falcon 7x is also equipped with an advanced internal climate control. The climate control allows the pilot to optimize the internal temperature for greater comfort. Dassault increased the cabin pressure differential to 10.2 psi. For passengers, that means they will feel an altitude of just 6,000 feet, even after the 7x hits its maximum altitude of 51,000 feet.
10. Curved Windscreen
The 7X features the first curved windscreen, which means you get greater visibility than the previous models. Al the previous models used several flat panels for the windscreen. The curved windshield also allowed the canopy to blend nicely with the windshield. That reduced noise due to slipstream and also cut down on drag, which is huge at at the mach 0.90 speeds.
Flying the Dassault Falcon 7x should be a rewarding experience for anyone really. And until someone builds something better and more fun to fly, the Dassault Falcon 7x will continue to reign as the best business class jet. We hope that you found this list to be informative, and you will enjoy your next flight in the Falcon 7x.