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Falcon 50

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Overview

In 1974, US demand for longer range flight prompted Dassault to design a new aircraft. The super midsize Falcon 50 was a substantial upgrade of the Falcon 20 twinjet, and became the Falcon family’s first transoceanic aircraft. It features a trijet layout with an S-duct air intake for the central engine.

The Falcon 50 completed its maiden flight in Mérignac on 7 November, 1976 powered by three Garrett TFE 731-3 engines.

A second prototype with supercritical wings first flew on 18 February, 1978, and a pre-production aircraft flew on 13 June, 1978.

French airworthiness certification was granted on 27 February, 1979 followed by FAA certification on 7 March. The first customer deliveries began in July of that year.

Industrial production had begun in November 1976. Aerospatiale was in charge of the fuselage and built just over half of the airframe at its plant in Saint-Nazaire. The wings were built at Dassault’s plant in Colomiers and assembly took place in Mérignac.

The last Falcon 50 rolled off the line in 1996 following the April 1995 launch of the Falcon 50EX. The EX flew higher and faster with increased range and upgraded avionics. It was equipped with three new engines; AlliedSignal TFE 731-40s with increased thrust, improved specific fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs.

The EX made its first flight on 10 April, 1996 and deliveries commenced in 1997 following French and US certification in November and December 1996 respectively. The first delivery was made the following January. Production ceased in early 2008 at 100 units.

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Maintenance centres
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Duncan Aviation
www.duncanaviation.aero
Family-owned Duncan Aviation is known for its maintenance expertise, one-shop capabilities and fast turntimes.
Duncan Aviation
www.duncanaviation.aero
Family-owned Duncan Aviation is known for its maintenance expertise, one-shop capabilities and fast turntimes.
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Duncan Aviation
www.duncanaviation.aero
Duncan Aviation is a maintenance and repair organization supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators worldwide. Services include airframe and engine inspections, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and completions, and aircraft sales and acquisitions.

Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 to handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Nebraska, Michigan and Provo.

Duncan Aviation
www.duncanaviation.aero
Duncan Aviation is a maintenance and repair organization supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators worldwide. Services include airframe and engine inspections, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and completions, and aircraft sales and acquisitions.

Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 to handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Nebraska, Michigan and Provo.

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News from Business Air News
Harmony completes heavy check on Falcon 50
June 11, 2022
Malta's Harmony Jets has completed an interior overhaul of its own Falcon 50 which is now awaiting a new paint finish. One of its Falcon 100s has entered the workshop for its own heavy maintenance overhaul.
Duncan Aviation expands API blended winglet authorisation
May 5, 2022
Duncan Aviation’s Provo, Utah MRO location is now designated as an authorised installer for API blended winglets, giving western US customers a more convenient option for winglet installations.
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February 28, 2022
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