Dassault Falcon 10

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Falcon 10 (Mystère 10)
Falcon 10 MER.JPG
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 1 December 1970
Introduction 1971
Status Active service not in production
Primary user Corporate owners
Produced 1970–1989
Number built 226
Developed from Dassault Falcon 20

The Dassault Mystère/Falcon 10 is an early corporate jet aircraft developed by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation. Despite its numbering sequence it was actually developed after the Falcon 20, and although it is sometimes considered as a scaled-down version of that aircraft, it was totally redesigned with a non-circular fuselage, a new wing with slotted flaps, a split passenger door and many simplified circuits compared to the Falcon 20.[1]

Production began in 1971 and ceased in 1989, but it remains a popular business jet on the second hand market.

By 2018, Falcon 10s from the 1970s were priced at $300,000 to $600,000.[2]

Variants[edit]

Minifalcon 
This was the original name of the Dassault Falcon 10.
Falcon 10 
Executive transport aircraft.
Falcon 10MER 
Transport and communications aircraft for the French Navy.
Falcon 100
Designed to replace the Falcon 10, the Series 100 had an increased takeoff weight, larger luggage compartment, and glass cockpit.

Operators[edit]

Civil operators[edit]

Corporate Falcon 10 on arrival at Paris from Manchester via Birmingham
 Canada
 Croatia
  • Government of Croatia – Former operator.

Military operators[edit]

French Navy Falcon 10
 France
 Morocco

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1980–81[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 4–7
  • Length: 13.85 m (45 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.08 m (42 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.61 m (15 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 24.1 m2 (259 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.1:1
  • Empty weight: 4,880 kg (10,759 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 8,500 kg (18,739 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 3,340 L (730 imp gal; 880 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Garrett TFE731-2 turbofans, 14.4 kN (3,230 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 915 km/h (569 mph, 494 kn) (max cruise)
  • Never exceed speed: 650 km/h (400 mph, 350 kn) at sea level;
  • Max Mach Number: 0.87
  • Range: 3,555 km (2,209 mi, 1,920 nmi)

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald 1997, p. 305
  2. ^ Mark Huber (December 2018). "For many models, market hitting the apex" (PDF). Aviation International News. pp. 20–21, 24.
  3. ^ Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Air Nunavut" (enter Air Nunavut in the box titled "Owner Name") Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Taylor 1980, pp. 65–66

External links[edit]

Media related to Dassault Falcon 10 at Wikimedia Commons