Dassault Seeks 40-percent Fuel Burn Cut by 2020

Business Jet Traveler » August 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:00am

France-based Dassault is working to have ready for entry into service in 2020 technologies that would reduce fuel consumption by 40 percent compared with fuel burn from current-production Falcons. Among other things, Dassault is considering an all-electric system architecture-eliminating pneumatic and hydraulic systems-that uses smaller power generators. The noise footprint could also be halved, possibly by locating the engines above the tailplane. Additionally, Dassault is endeavoring to make production more efficient.

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