September 28, 2022
The Falcon 8X has extra range—due to an additional center-fuselage fuel tank and a lighter, redesigned wing compared to the Falcon 7X. The reworked wing also keeps the 8X competitive on short runways; it needs 5,880 feet to take off fully loaded but can stop in 2,245 feet.
The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307D engines have been optimized offering an increase in thrust with lower emissions. The 8X has a cabin altitude of just 3,900 feet at a cruising altitude of 41,000 feet. The 8X has a service ceiling of 51,000 feet
As of June 2022, 12% of the Falcon 8X aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 88% new, and there are no Falcon 8X for sale on the pre-owned market.
Unveiled in May 2014, the latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family entered into service in October 2016 after receiving both EASA and FAA certifications in June 2016.
There are currently 81 Falcon 8X aircraft in operation today. All of those (81) are wholly owned. 3.7% are currently leased. Europe has the largest percentage of wholly owned Falcon 8X aircraft (59%), followed by North America (16%) and Asia (13%).