Falcon 20-5 For Sale. The Falcon 20-5 is the result of tweaking and perfecting the existing Falcon 20 midsize business jet. Dassault re- engined the Falcon 20’s not once, but twice. The second upgrade in 1989 improved the aircraft across the board, becoming the Falcon 20-5. The Falcon 20-5 employs a pair of Allied Signal (Garrett) TFE-731-5BR engines. They produce 4,750 lbs of thrust, an additional 250 lbs from the previous iteration. However, almost more noteworthy is the 20-5’s improved performance in other areas (as a result of its evolved engine). The Falcon 20-5 boasts an additional 850 lbs maximum take-off weight (MTOW) to 30,325 lbs. Both runway and climb performance is greatly improved and it’s certified flight ceiling is 42,000 feet. Also RVSM certified.
Falcon 20 For Sale
The Falcon 20-5 boasts an additional 850 lbs maximum take-off weight (MTOW) to 30,325 lbs. Both runway and climb performance improved; the 20-5 climbs to 39,000 feet in 27 minutes, seven minutes less than with the previous engine. At sea level, the 20-5 requires 5,085 feet to take off.
Additional improvements seen in the 20-5 include increased range (nearly double its predecessors) and up to 10% greater speed. The jet is able to cruise at 480 ktas (high speed) or 411 ktas (long range). It’s certified flight ceiling is 42,000 feet.
The Falcon 20-5’s original analog/mechanical panel is almost always upgraded at the same time it is re- engined. A typical avionics suite includes the Collins Pro Line 4, dual VHF 20, four-tube EFIS, APS 30 autopilot, Dual VIR 30, dual ADF 60 and dual DME 40. Other included systems are Universal UNS-1M or Global GNS-X FMS and a Sperry Primus 400 color weather radar.
The inside of the Falcon 20-5 is identical to Dassault’s 731 Falcon 20B. The cabin measures 5.7 feet in height, 6.1 feet in width and 24 feet in length. Able to accommodate eight to ten passengers, the space is configured in either a double-club arrangement or a club-divan-individual combo. A forward galley and full-width aft lavatory are included.
By employing a better engine option, the Falcon 20-5 corrects all of the original 20’s shortcomings in power and performance. Dassault’s ability to evolve and perfect their aircraft makes the Falcon 20-5 a high-performing, competitive option in its class of midsize business jets.
|Takeoff at Sea Level, feet||5,085|
|Takeoff at 5000' 25°C, feet||9,400|
|Landing Distance, feet||2,570|
|Certified Ceilings, feet||42,000|
|Fuel Consumption, gallons per hour||280|
|Total Variable Cost||$1,907|
|High Speed Cruise, knots||480|
|Ranges, Four Pax, Nautical Miles (NM)||2,258|
|600 NM Mission, Fight Time||1+35|
|1000 NM Mission, Flight Time||2+35|