Oct. 9, 2012
-- During the 1970s, the aviation industry had the need for aircraft with longer flight range. Dassault Aviation, a French aviation company, started to upgrade their twinjet Falcon 20 and 200 aircraft and came up with the Dassault Falcon 50. A corporate jet, the Dassault Falcon 50 was developed to serve long range trans Atlantic and transcontinental flights. No other corporate jet that can fly across the Atlantic before the Falcon 50 was developed. It is a super mid-sized aircraft based on the Falcon 20’s design. Falcon 50 has the same fuselage section and seating capacity as the Falcon 20, but in order to address the range requirement, new features make the Falcon 50 completely different.
The key features of the Falcon 50 include the three 16.6kN (3700lb) Garrett TFE731 turbofans and the super critical wing. The design of the Falcon 50 is also area-ruled to reduce the aircraft’s drag during transonic and supersonic speeds. The engine is mounted at the area-ruled tail section. The super critical wing that has a larger area than the wings of Falcon 20 and 200 was only added after the first flight of the Falcon 50 prototype in November 1976. The second prototype equipped with the super critical wing first flew on February 18, 1978, and production started on June. Dassault Aviation built 352 units of the Falcon 50 and it was extensively used by air forces of European countries like France, Portugal, and Spain, as well as by major corporations.
In 1995, Dassault Aviation upgraded the Falcon 50 into Falcon 50EX. The new version is faster, has longer range and can fly at higher altitude. The Falcon 50EX also uses the AlliedSignal TFE 731-40, a more fuel-efficient engine with better thrust and lower maintenance costs.
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