5th of May 2005
Updated: May 5, 2021
16 years ago the Falcon 7X took off for the first time.
The Falcon 7X was the first business jet with a digital flight control system (fly by wire).
The program was launched in 2001 at the Paris Airshow. The 5,950 nm range Falcon 7X features an advanced brand new wing design which offers a dramatic increase in lift-to-drag ratio.
The aircraft has an MMO of Mach 0.90, allowing quicker climbs and descents, as well as low-level dashes on short legs.
It is powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada 307A engines, rated at 6,400 lb thrust each.
On May 2, 2014, Dassault Falcon pilots Philippe Deleume and Olivier Froment set a new speed record for the Falcon 7X on a 5 h 54 min flight from New York Teterboro Airport to London City Airport with three passengers on board