Dassault Falcon 20 Jet Charter
Falcon 20 corporate jets embody the best of French style and elegance for both business and pleasure travelers.
To this day, the Falcon 20 remains one of the most popular corporate jets ever built by French-based Dassault Aviation.
This business jet features an extra long, 24-foot cabin, making it one of the lengthiest options in the mid-size charter service class. It can comfortably carry up to eight executives who’ll enjoy seats that can be manipulated into almost any position with the touch of a button. This allows discerning luxury travelers the ability to customize the cabin to their needs.
In addition to the versatile seating arrangement, the Falcon 20 has other useful features:
- Private aft lavatory
- 41 cubic feet of storage
- Hot and cold refreshment center
The Falcon 20, which was eventually succeeded by the Falcon 200, has a jet charter service ceiling of 39,000 feet. This gives it an incredible degree of fuel efficiency, and enables it to fly a full cabin non-stop nearly 1800nm at a high-speed cruising speed of 492 mph. These impressive performance characteristics can be attributed to the jet’s powerful double-engine design. A pair of General Electric CF700 turbofans, each producing 4,500 pounds of thrust, make this aircraft a top performer in the midsize class.
Typical non-stop jet charters of a Falcon 20 include:
- New York to Miami
- Atlanta to Chicago
- Seattle to Los Angeles
Reinventing the Air Freight Industry
The Falcon 20 also has a remarkable history. In addition to its performance among mid-size corporate jets, it was also the first cargo jet used by Federal Express in the early 1970s. This marked an important milestone in aviation history as it basically created a new class of airline: the exclusive air express carrier.
The US Coast Guard has also used the Falcon 20 as a high-speed spotter aircraft in the past. NASA used it to collect data on Arctic surface topography.
Falcon 20: Aircraft Charter Specifications
|CABIN HEIGHT||5.7 ft|
|CABIN WIDTH||6.1 ft|
|CABIN LENGHT||24.4 ft|
|BAGGAGE CAPACITY||60 cu ft|
|CRUISE SPEED||552 mph|
|CRUISE ALTITUDE||42,000 ft|