Dassault Falcon 100
A new business-jet project an-nounced for 1982 was the Falcon 100, which was essentially a refined version of the Falcon 10. To supersede the Falcon 10 and certificated in December 1986, the basic airframe remained unchanged, but the Series 100 featured increased weights (Ramp and Max. Take-off), a fourth cabin window on the starboard side, bigger luggage compartment and a 'glass cockpit'.
The design of the Fal-con 100 features no life-limited parts. The airplane can fly at Mach .87 and the flight controls are driven by push rods that are boosted by dual hydrau-lic actuators. An artificial-feel computer, called the "Arthur Q," compensates the control boost for airspeed, so that the Fal-con 100 feels the same at all speeds. Should both hydraulic actuators fail, the pilot can continue to fly using the basic mechanical control linkage.
The Falcon 100 also has single-point pressure refuelling, which is standard on all large jets. To refuel, a hose connects to an outlet in the tailcone, and fuel is pumped into the tanks without the need for an onboard electric pump. Because fuel heat-ers prevent fuel ice formation, there is no requirement to treat the Falcon 100's fuel with an anti-ice additive.
When production ceased in 1989 223 Falcon 10/100s had been delivered to customers in 24 countries.
Engines: 2 x Garrett TFE 731-2, 3230 lbs / 1465kg thrust.
Length: 13.86 m / 45 ft 6 in
Height: 4.61 m / 15 ft 1 in
Wingspan: 13.08 m / 42 ft 11 in
Wing area: 24.1 sq.m / 259.41 sq ft
Wing aspect ratio: 7.1.
Maximum ramp weight: 18,740 lbs.
Maximum takeoff weight: 18,740 lbs.
Standard empty weight: 10,800 lbs.
Maximum useful load: 7940 lbs.
Zero-fuel weight: 13,560 lbs.
Maximum landing weight: 17,640 lbs.
Wing loading: 72.2 lbs/sq.ft.
Power loading: 2.9 lbs/lb.
Maximum usable fuel: 5910 lbs.
Best rate of climb: 4450.
Certificated ceiling: 45,000 ft.
Max pressurisation differential: 9.1 psi.
8000 ft cabin alt @: 45,000 ft.
Maximum single-engine rate of climb: 1050 fpm @ 183 kts.
Single-engine climb gradient: 345 ft/nm.
Single-engine ceiling: 18,000 ft.
Maximum speed: 487 kts.
Max operational speed Mach .87.
Normal cruise @ 39,000ft: 454 kts.
Fuel flow @ normal cruise: 1200 pph.
Stalling speed clean: 123kts.
Stalling speed gear/flaps down: 93 kts.
Turbulent-air penetration speed: 250 kts.