Dassault Mystère/Falcon 20 & 200

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeMid size corporate jet and multirole utility transport
  • Powerplants20 - Two 20.0kN (4500lb) General Electric CF7002D2 turbofans. 200 - Two 23.1kN (5200lb) Garrett ATF 36A4Cs. In Falcon 20F-5 Retrofit Two Garret TFE731-5BR-2AC 21.1kN (4750lb)
  • Performance20 - Max cruising speed 863km/h (466kt), economical cruising speed 750km/h (405kt). Service ceiling 42,000ft. Range with max fuel and reserves 3300km (1780nm). 200 - Max cruising speed 870km/h (470kt), economical cruising speed 780km/h (420kt). Service ceiling 45,000ft. Range with max fuel, eight passengers and reserves 4650km (2510nm). Falcon 20F-5 High Speed Cruise M.80 Max M.82 Range 2300nm
  • Weights20 - Empty equipped 7530kg (16,600lb), max takeoff 13,000kg (28,660lb). 200 - Empty equipped 8250kg (18,290lb), max takeoff 14,515kg (32,000lb). Falcon 20F-5 MTOW 13.800kg (30350lb)
  • DimentionsWing span 16.32m (53ft 7in), length 17.15m (56ft 3in), height 5.32m (17ft 6in). Wing area 41.0m2 (441.33sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical main cabin seating for between eight and 10 passengers, optionally for as many as 14 in a high density configuration.
  • ProductionProduction ended in 1988 when the last Falcon 200 was delivered, by which time 38 200s and 476 20s (including HU-2Js) had been delivered. The last 20 was completed in late 1983.

The Mystã¨re or Falcon 20 and 200 family remains Dassault's best business plane program up to this point, with more than 500 fabricated.

Advancement of the first Mystã¨re 20 follows back to a joint coordinated effort between Sud Aviation (which later fused into Aerospatiale) and Dassault in the late 1950s. Model development started in January 1962, prompting a first flight on May 4 1963. This first model imparted the generation airplane's general arrangement, however contrasted in the powerplant. The model was at first controlled by 14.7kn (3300lb) Pratt & Whitney Jt12a8 turbojets, though generation Mystã¨re 20s (or Falcon 20s outside France) were fueled with General Electric Cf700s. The main GE controlled 20 flew on New Year's Day 1965. All through the sort's creation life Aerospatiale stayed in charge of building the tail and back fuselage.

The Falcon 200 is a re-engined improvement of the 20 which Dassault first openly advertised at the 1979 Paris Airshow. A changed over Falcon 20 served as the model, and first flew with the new Garrett ATF 3-6a-4c motors on April 30 1980. French DGAC certificate was granted in June 1981.

Separated from the Garrett motors, the Falcon 200 (at first the 20h) presented more noteworthy fuel tankage and any longer extend, upgraded wing root fairings and a few frameworks and gear changes. The 200 stayed in generation until 1988.

The Guardian is an oceanic reconnaissance variation of the Falcon 200 sold the French naval force (as the Gardian) and the US Coast Guard (HU-2j).

Alliedsignal offers a Falcon 20 re-motor project with its Tfe731 turbofan. More than 100 Falcon 20s have now been re-engined with 21.1kn (4750lb) Tfe731-5ars or -5BRS.

Pictures of Dassault Mystère/Falcon 20 & 200