DASSAULT FALCON 900B
- Passengers 14
The first upgrade of the successful Dassault Falcon 900, the Falcon 900B is prized for its spacious cabin, great short runway performance and long range.
About this aircraft
- The Falcon 900B launched in 1992, with upgrades including more powerful engines for longer range.
- Its cabin is usually laid out to seat 10-14 passengers.
- There's enough space in the baggage hold for 12 suitcases.
- This long-haul jet can complete non-stop journeys from Hong Kong to Istanbul and London to Miami.
- Production ceased in 1999 as Dassault concentrated on upgrades like the 900EX and 900C.
The Falcon 900B retains the 900’s winning combination of a spacious cabin, great short-runway performance and long-distance capabilities.
The Dassault Falcon 900B's roomy cabin is typically split into three sections, arranged in a double-club configuration with a three-person divan and a full-size private lavatory and galley.
Two seats can be reclined and combined to make a full-length bed, while the rest are fully adjustable and can move along a track, swivel and recline. Some configurations feature up to three divans, with two facing each other in the same section.
Below is a configuration commonly found on board a Falcon 900B.
Interesting facts to learn before you fly
- Many private jet owners have opted to retrofit 900Bs with upgraded interiors and avionics instead of shelling out on pricier new aircraft, so several 900Bs are available to charter with modern cabins despite their age.
- The first private jet owned by billionaire Elon Musk was a Falcon 900B.
- Similar alternatives include the Gulfstream G450 and Bombardier Global 5500.
The Falcon 900B has three Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1C engines instead of the usual two. As well as reducing cabin noise and vibration for a smoother flight, the upgraded engines give the aircraft impressive range and speed, deliver 5.5% more thrust on takeoff than the 900 and shave three minutes of the time it takes to climb to 39,000 feet at maximum takeoff weight.
The cockpit features a Honeywell SPZ 8000 flight director, dual Honeywell FMZ flight management system, AZ 810 air data computers and Collins ProLine ARINC 429-series communication and navigation receivers.
The Falcon 900 is a development of the Falcon 50, itself an upgrade of the earlier Falcon 20. Its design was announced in 1984 and incorporates the use of composite materials throughout.
The 900B was produced from 1991-1999 with more powerful and fuel-efficient engines. In total, over 150 Falcon 900 and 900Bs were made before Dassault switched its attention to other variations like the 900EX and 900C.
Dassault Aviation's history dates back to the dawn of aviation. Marcel Bloch (later known as Marcel Dassault) founded the company following a childhood fascination with aesthetics and innovation and it went on to become one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers.
Following the oil shock of 1973-74 and the Iranian crisis in 1979, the global economy felt the impact of rising raw material prices. Dassault bolstered its fundamentals by developing exports of civil and military aircraft against a backdrop of increasingly fierce international competition. Today, the brand holds a special place in the industry as the only global aerospace company still owned by its founding family.
The Dassault Falcon 900B cost $26 million (USD) when it entered the market, but nowadays a pre-owned model will set you back about $9 million.
Charter rates for the Dassault Falcon 900B vary depending on the length of the journey you have planned and the airports you decide to fly in and out of.
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Wet lease rates
ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) wet lease rates for the Falcon 900B can vary depending on the age of the aircraft, length of the lease term, the number of block hours being guaranteed and the average cycle ratio.