BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wings & Water | Business Aircraft | Large: Dassault Falcon 900LX

  • Michelle D. Seaton

An exceptionally agile aircraft, the Dassault Falcon 900LX (201.​541.4747, www.dassaultfalcon​.com) is known for its ability to land at challenging airports—including Tibet’s Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which is at an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet, and the Engadin Airport in St. Moritz, which is located at the bottom of a valley. The aircraft has a range of 5,500 miles, a cruising speed of 555 mph, and a maximum cruising altitude of 51,000 feet. It also burns about 40 percent less fuel than other jets in its class. The cabin has 6 feet 2 inches of headroom and 7 feet 8 inches of shoulder room. It is 33 feet long and can be configured to accommodate as many as 19 passengers. The price of the 9000LX is about $42.2 million.