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The Dassault Falcon 50 is a French super-midsize, long-range business jet, featuring a trijet layout with an S-duct air intake for the central engine. It has the same fuselage cross-section and similar capacity as the earlier twin-engined Falcon 20, but was a new design that is area ruled and includes a more advanced wing design.[2]

The Dassault Falcon 50 was later updated as the Falcon 50EX, the first of which flew in 1996,[4] and the last of which was delivered in 2008.[1] The Falcon 50EX features improved engines and other enhancements to give further range improvements to an already long-range jet. The Falcon 50EX designation applies to serial numbers 253–352, which marks the end of the production line for the Falcon 50/50EX.

The last Falcon 50EX was built in late 2007 and delivered in early 2008.

Hervé Leprince-Ringuet and Gérard Joyeuse took the Dassault Falcon 50‘s maiden flight. It was powered by three Garrett TFE 731-3 jet engines, and flew out of Bordeaux-Mérignac on November 7, 1976.

Demand in the United States for longer flight ranges prompted design work on a new aircraft in 1974. This new model, the Dassault Falcon 50, was to break away from the Falcon 30-40 range. It needed to fly 3 400 NM (6 300 km) on FAR 121 reserves. That equates with crossing the North Atlantic or the United States non-stop.

It became the Falcon family’s first transoceanic aircraft. Before it, no other business aircraft could fly across the Atlantic ocean in keeping with the regulations inherent to the transport public.


Dassault Falcon 50
Dassault Falcon 50
Dassault Falcon 50 (N831RW) Aircraft Pictures & Photos -

Full Specifications


  • Exterior Height: 22 ft 9 in
  • Wing Span: 61 ft 8 in
  • Length: 60 ft 8 in
  • External Baggage: 90 cu ft


  • Cabin Height: 5 ft 9 In
  • Cabin Width: 6 ft 1 In
  • Cabin Length: 22 ft 11 In
  • Cabin Volume: 569 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage: 25 cu ft


  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 9

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 38320 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 35715 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 22000 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 15520 lbs Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 1280 Lb
  • Max Payload: 3570 Lb


  • Normal Range: 3057 nm
  • Max Range: 3200 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 31000 ft


  • Balanced Field Length: 5000 ft
  • Landing Distance: 3500 ft


  • Rate of Climb: 3430 fpm
  • Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 601 fpm
  • Max Speed: 480 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 431 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 410 kts
  • Cost per Hour: $ 4,444.65

Power Plant

  • Engines: 3
  • Engine Mfg: Honeywell Engines
  • Engine Model: TFE 731-3-1C

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