Mid-Size Jet Aircraft Guides

August 24, 2020

Our Guide to the Dassault Falcon 900B

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For nearly 30 years, the Dassault Falcon 900 series has turned out top-of-the-line midsize, heavy private business jets. The 900B model ceased production in 1999, which makes it an older jet worth your company’s consideration as you help to build their fleet of private jets.

The 900B model included minor changes as compared to its predecessor, including improved engine thrust, newer avionics, more advanced cabin entertainment systems, and a slightly longer range. In fact, the very same changes have continued throughout the 900-line, making today’s new business jets for sale quite similar to the originals that were produced in the late 1980s.

So, why not consider a used French-made Dassault Falcon 900B? There are lots of benefits to choosing this private jet for corporate air travel.

Dassault Falcon 900B Specifications
The 900B’s upgraded three Honeywell TFE731-5BR engines have 4,750 pounds of thrust each and allow a range of about 4,000 nautical miles. A high-speed cruise of 474 knots and a flight ceiling of 51,000 feet is a rarely-achieved feat in a private jet like this one. The third engine provides peace of mind on longer business flights, over the normal two.

Its range makes routes like Chicago to London, Miami to Las Vegas, New York to Paris, and Los Angeles to Mexico City perfectly possible, putting major cities within fast and easy reach.

Please see additional jet specifications below for more information on the Falcon 900B’s capabilities and capacities.

Falcon 900B Range
Normal Range: 3450 nm
Maximum Range: 4080 nm
Service Ceiling: 51000 ft

Falcon 900B Distances
Balanced Field Length: 5144 ft
Landing Distance: 3633 ft

Falcon 900B Performance
Rate of Climb: 3755 fpm

Climb Rate One Engine Inoperable: 645 fpm

Maximum Speed: 500 kts

Normal Cruise: 466 kts
Economy Cruise: 428 kts

Falcon 900B Operating Weights
Max T/O Weight: 45500 Lb

Max Landing Weight: 42000 Lb

Operating Weight: 25275 Lb

Fuel Capacity: 19165 Lb
Payload with Full Fuel: 1260 Lb

Maximum Payload: 2945 Lb

Used Private Jet Cabin Features
The Dassault Falcon 900B offers a spacious cabin that is full-height at 6.2 feet, 7.7 feet wide, and a whopping 39 feet long, equipped with amenities like a full-sized private lavatory, galley, and 127-cubic-foot internal baggage compartment. Its seating configuration supports up to 12 passengers and two crew members.

A sea-level cabin up to 25,000 feet helps c-suite leadership avoid jet lag while keeping comfortable in a cabin designed primarily for comfort and productivity. Twenty-four small windows let in plenty of natural light throughout the length of the cabin, creating an “airy, light and elegant” feel.

The traditional cabin layout features a galley opposite the entryway, a small forward closet, and a club grouping of four larger executive seats with folding sidewall tables. Behind those are four narrow seats around a conference table, across the aisle from the entertainment center. Head through the optional pocket door toward the aft to find a three-seat divan that converts to a bed, along with an executive workstation. Behind that is the lavatory and small wardrobe closet. This popular configuration allows for three separate meetings to be held simultaneously, as well as opportunities for stretching out to rest and sleep during longer flights.

Some configurations include a second lavatory in the forward fuselage, a convenient addition if your executive leaders intend to use the stateroom privately and without interruption. Or, you can dedicate the forward lav to the flight crew.

The Cockpit of the Dassault Falcon 900B
Pilots will be pleased to find that the cabin is equipped with a Honeywell SPZ 8000 flight director, dual Honeywell FMZ flight management system, AZ 810 air data computers, and Collins Pro Line ARINC 429-series communication and navigation receivers. Your flight crew can access all systems via a centrally-located control. Of course, avionics will vary from jet-to-jet depending on its age and frequency of upgrades.

Because this aircraft retains its value well and is a popular choice among business executives and their companies’ aviation operations teams, it’s wise to snag a newer model Falcon 900B and upgrade the avionics to the company pilot’s specifications to get an exceptional used business jet at great value.

Additional Benefits of Flying in the Falcon 900B
Dassault provides exceptional customer service when it comes to parts and maintenance. Their history of quickly shipping parts to 900B owners leads to a satisfied base of companies with this particular midsize jet in its fleet.

Dassault’s support team, the jet’s competent design, and its large cabin will keep this aircraft highly popular for years to come.

Dassault Falcon 900B Ownership and Operational Costs
The most recent models in the 900 series sell for nearly $44 million. While the 900B production ended in 1999, you can find these models for sale for between $5.75 million to $9 million. See a selection of several Dassault Falcon 900B jets for sale on AircraftExchange, a trustworthy online marketplace.

Expect an annual budget of $1.3 million for 200 flight hours per year, or about $2 million for flying 400 hours per year. In terms of this used jet’s capacity, size, and flight capabilities, this annual budget is quite affordable and ultimately a reasonable choice for your company’s next used intercontinental business jet.

Find a Used Business Jet For Sale
To find a well-maintained Falcon 900B jet for sale, contact an International Aircraft Dealers Association Accredited Aircraft Dealer. IADA Accredited Aircraft Dealers work for you to find a used aircraft suitable for your executive business leaders’ needs. And with their extensive private aviation industry experience and connections to aviation service providers, you can put a great amount of trust in them as they help you navigate your purchase.

Find an IADA Accredited Aircraft Dealer near you. See our dealers’ vetted and verified listings of pre-owned Dassault Falcon 900B aircraft for sale on AircraftExchange.com.