Fly Fast and Far on the Supermidsize Dassault Falcon 50/50EX

by Hangar 7 Aviation

This French super-midsize aircraft was the first private jet with an intercontinental range. It strikes a handsome silhouette with its trijet layout and S-duct intake for the central engine. The do-it-all airframe provides careful balance between range, speed, and runway performance while competing favorably against other long-range business jets on takeoff distance. The Falcon 50EX is an updated model that flies faster, burns less fuel, and features a modernized avionics suite.

Long Range From a Short Field

The Dassault Falcon 50 grew from increased demand in the U.S. for longer flight ranges. Designers wanted a private aircraft that could cross the North Atlantic or the continental U.S. non-stop, and the result was the world’s first business aircraft that could fly across the Atlantic while meeting all regulations for public transport.

According to the AOPA, the 50 series also “shines when it comes to runway performance.” They describe the Dassault Falcon 50 as a large-cabin jet that can use a short field, under 5,000 feet, “with finesse.” It quickly built a reputation for being the largest jet on the ramp at smaller airports and opening up more airport options than competing models.

Inspiring Power

While two-engine models may edge out the Dassault Falcon 50, with its three-engine design, on bottom-line fuel efficiency or affordability, they’ve got nothing on the 50’s air performance. The manufacturer set out to craft a confidence-inspiring airframe for full ocean hops in a midsize jet. 

The Dassault Falcon 50 was the first civil aircraft in the world to feature supercritical wings — a formidable breakthrough in technology that would follow Dassault’s jets into the falcon 900 and Falcon 2000 models. The large flaps and leading-edge slats make the Dassault 50 series uber-effective on hot-and-high performance and with heavy loads. Optional winglets from Aviation Partners can even extend the already-impressive range by an additional 5-7%.

Improved In Every Way

After nearly 20 years, Serge Dassault announced the launch of the new and improved Dassault Falcon 50EX in April of 1995. The enhanced version flew faster and higher than the original — reaching 37,000 feet in just 17 minutes, an improvement of 13 minutes — and with modernized avionics. Higher altitudes helped the 50EX to burn slightly less fuel, efficiency that could be leveraged for an 300 nautical miles of extra Falcon EX range and a 30-knot boost in cruise speed. The Falcon 50 interior remained virtually identical in the update, but no refresh was called for with the already eye-catching trijet ramp presence of the popular 50 series.

The Dassault Falcon 50 & Dassault Falcon 50EX Cost & Utilization Trends*




In Operation



Number of Flights


For Sale



Average Distance

628 (nm)




Total Distance

16,599,880 (nm)

Asking Price

$1.2M - $1.7M


Average Flight Time

1.7 (hrs)

Manufacturer Year

1980 to 1996


Total Flight Time

45,114.7 (hrs)










Block Speed Statute Miles/Hour

470 (490 EX)



$4,830 ($5,816 EX)

Total Cost Per Statute Mile

$5.18 ($6.14 EX)


Cost/Statute Mile

$10.29 ($11.86 EX)

*Data as of December 2021. Based on the flight activity of in-operation aircraft.

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