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Dassault Falcon 20 Aircraft Information

Dassault Falcon 20

Falcon 20 (Mystère 20) HU-25 Guardian

Warbird Picture - Civilian Falcon 20

Picture - Civilian Falcon 20

Role: Business jet
Manufacturer: Dassault Aviation
First flight: 1963
Introduction: 1965
Primary users: Federal Express French Navy United States Coast Guard Cobham Aviation
Number built: 508
Variants: Dassault Falcon 10 Dassault Falcon 50

The Dassault Falcon 20 is a French business jet and was the first of a family of business jets built by Dassault Aviation.

Design and development

Marcel Dassault gave the go-ahead for production of an eight or ten seat executive jet or military liaison aircraft the Dassault-Breguet Mystxre 20 in December 1961. The Mystxre 20 was a low-wing monoplane with two rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney JT12A-8 engines. The prototype, registered F-WLKB, first flew on the 4 May 1963 at Bordeaux-Merignac. Under the influence of Pan American the aircraft was re-engined with two General Electric CF700 engines and some dimensions were increased. Pan American signed a contract to distribute the Mystxre 20 in the western hemisphere and ordered 40 aircraft with options on 120. The re-engined aircraft first flew on 10 July 1964. The first production aircraft flew on 1 January 1965 and both French and American certification was awarded in June 1965. Deliveries began to the Pan American outfitting facility at Burbank Airport, California. In 1966 the company re-designated the American-delivered aircraft as the Fan Jet Falcon, this later became the Falcon 20. Military orders from Australia and Canada were received. All non-American aircraft were fitted out before delivery at Bordeaux-Merignac. In 1967 Pan American Business Jets Division increased their firm orders to 160 aircraft.

Airplane Picture - Falcon 20DC freighter of Bancjet Systems at Burbank airport near Los Angeles in September 1986. Note deleted cabin windows

Picture - Falcon 20DC freighter of Bancjet Systems at Burbank airport near Los Angeles in September 1986. Note deleted cabin windows

The improved Falcon 200 featured more advanced jet engines and other major improvements to increase range, capacity and comfort. The aircraft proved to be so popular that production did not end until 1988, being superseded by more advanced developments of the Falcon family. The United States Coast Guard operates a model called the HU-25 Guardian which is used as a high-speed spotter aircraft to locate shipwreck survivors and direct slower-moving aircraft and rescue vessels, and interdict aerial and shipborne drug trafficking.

A total of 473 Falcon 20s and 35 Falcon 200s were built by the time production ended in 1988.

Later developments of the Falcon 20 include the smaller Falcon 10, the larger 30-seat Falcon 30 (not developed) and Falcon 50, an improved three-engined development.


Mystere/Falcon 20
Prototype, one built.
Mystere/Falcon 20C
Initial production version. known originally as the Standard Falcon 20 both examples converted to D model.
Falcon 20CC
One aircraft similar to the Falcon 20C, equipped with low-pressure tyres.
Mystere/Falcon 20D
Higher thrust engines (GE CF700-2D) and lower fuel consumption and more fuel capacity.
Mystere/Falcon 20E
Higher thrust engines (GE CF700-2D-2), higher zero fuel weight.
Mystere/Falcon 20F
Full leading edge slats and more fuel capacity.
Falcon 20FH
This was the original designation of the Falcon 200 prototype.
Falcon 20G
Maritime patrol and surveillance version, equipped with two Garrett AiResearch ATF3-6-2C turbofan engines.
Falcon 20H
This was the original designation of the Falcon 200.
Falcon 200
Improved variant, powered by two 2360-kg (5,200-lb) Garrett ATF3-6A-4C turbofan engines and with more fuel. First flown 30 April 1980.
Falcon ST
This designation was given to two Falcon 20s used by the French Air Force as systems training aircraft. The aircraft were equipped with the combat radar and navigation systems of the Mirage IIIE.
HU-25A Guardian
United States Coast Guard version of the Falcon 20G. 41 built.
HU-25B Guardian
Pollution control version for the US Coast Guard equipped with side-looking airborne radar (SLAR) under fuselage. Seven converted from HU-25As.
HU-25C Guardian
Drug interdiction version for the US Coast Guard, equipped with a Westinghouse APG-66 search radar and WF-360 Forward looking infrared turret. Nine HU-25As converted.
HU-25C+ Guardian
Upgrade of HU-25C, with improved APG-66(V)2 radar and new FLIR turret. All nine HU-25Cs converted.
HU-25D Guardian
Upgraded HU-25A, with AN/APS-143B(V)3 Inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) and same FLIR as HU-25C+. 15 upgraded.
Guardian 2
Maritime patrol and surveillance version of the Falcon 200. Never put into production.
Canadian military designation of Falcon 20C from 1970.
Fan Jet Falcon
The Falcon 20 was marketed in North America under this name.
Falcon Cargo Jet
Conversion of Falcon 20 to light cargo aircraft. Large numbers purchased/converted by Federal Express for overnight courier service.
Falcon 20-C5, -D5, -E5, -F5
Falcon 20 aircraft equipped with Garrett TFE-731-5AR-2C or TFE-731-5BR-2C engines. Also includes adaptation of bleed air, anti-ice, hydraulic, fuel, electrical and engine control systems and installation of ATTCS (automatic takeoff thrust control system).


Airplane Picture - Dassault Falcon 20

Picture - Dassault Falcon 20

Military operators

Algeria Angola Australia

Royal Australian Air Force - Three in service from 1967 to 1989.
No. 34 Squadron RAAF


Belgian Air Component (2 x 20E operated from 1973)


Royal Canadian Air Force
Canadian Forces

Airplane Picture - A USCG HU-25 Guardian

Picture - A USCG HU-25 Guardian

Central African Republic Chile Djibouti Egypt France

French Air Force
French Navy

Guinea-Bissau Iran

Imperial Iranian Air Force
Imperial Iranian Navy

Cxte d'Ivoire Jordan

Royal Jordanian Air Force

Airplane Picture - Spanish Air Force Falcon 20D in 1981

Picture - Spanish Air Force Falcon 20D in 1981


Lebanese Air Force


Libyan Air Force (Mirage Weapons Trainer)

Morocco Norway

Royal Norwegian Air Force

Oman Pakistan

Airplane Picture - A Pakistan Air Force electronic warfare aircraft.

Picture - A Pakistan Air Force electronic warfare aircraft.

Pakistan Air Force - Two aircraft in service fitted with electronic warfare equipment.
No. 24 Squadron Blinders

Peru Portugal Spain Sudan

Sudanese Air Force


Syrian Air Force

Tunisia United States

Airplane Picture - Falcon 20 Pakistan Air Force

Picture - Falcon 20 Pakistan Air Force

United States Coast Guard


Specifications (Falcon 20F)

Data from Janes's All The World's Aircraft 1980-81

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Capacity: 8-14 passengers
Length: 17.15 m (56 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 16.30 m (53 ft 6 in)
Height: 5.32 m (17 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 41.0 m (440 ft)
Empty weight: 7,530 kg (16,600 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb)
Powerplant: 2x General Electric CF700-2D-2 turbofan, 20 kN (4,500 lbf) each


Maximum speed: 862 km/h (465 knots, 536 mph) (max cruise) at 7,620 m (20,000 ft)
Cruise speed: 750 km/h (405 knots, 466 mph) (econ cruise) at 12,200m (40,000 ft)
Stall speed: 152 km/h (82 knots, 95 mph)
Range: 3,350 km (1,808 naut mi, 2,080 mi)
Service ceiling: 12,800 m (42,000 ft) (absolute)

Related development

Dassault Falcon 10
Dassault Falcon 50

Comparable aircraft

Raytheon Hawker 800

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