Dassault Falcon 900 super large Tri Jet departing Inverness Dalcross Airport. XAV 3991-380

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Dassault's Falcon 900EX long-range business tri-jet completed its first flight in June 1995, and in September 1995 it demonstrated its long-range capability with an 8,705km non-stop flight from Luton in the UK to Las Vegas. The aircraft can achieve an airspeed of Mach 0.84 or 890km/h. FAA approval was granted in July 1995 and the aircraft entered service in November 1996 with Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. The Falcon 900DX, with a range of 7,600km, made its maiden flight in May 2005.Dassault announced the development of the 900EX in October 1994. Dassault entered the development program with risk sharing partners, Alenia, Hellenic Aircraft Industries, Honeywell, Latecoere and SABCA, which provided 20% of the funding. In May 2005, the Falcon 900DX, with a range of 7,600km, made its maiden flight. It is based on the 900EX with a redesigned fuel system and is fitted with EASy avionics as standard. Certification was received in November 2005 and deliveries began shortly after. It replaces the 900C. Over 130 Falcon 900EX aircraft have been delivered and are operational worldwide. The damage tolerant design of the Falcon 900EX is derived from the Falcon 900. The long-range 900EX version has higher powered and more efficient engines compared to the 900, which provide an increase in the specific fuel consumption of 8%. The engine nacelles and mounts have been redesigned to accommodate the new engines and the capacity of the central fuel tank has been increased and a new rear tank added. Low weight and high strength composite materials have been used extensively including Kevlar and carbon fibre materials. Kevlar has been used for the radome, tailcone and nosewheel doors. The air inlet trunk on the centre engine is also of Kevlar construction. Carbon fibre has been used in the manufacture of the main landing gear doors and for the centre section of the three-engine cowlings. The aircraft's horizontal tail surface is of titanium box construction with resin spars and carbon fib
Location: Inverness Dalcross Airport, Highland Region. Scotland. United Kingdom.