Dassault has completed the conversion of a Falcon
900B from passenger configuration to full cargo in record time.
The conversion, involving a company-owned
aircraft, took eight days from reception of the order to approval
by French Civil Aviation authorities, granted under a fast-track
The project entailed stripping passenger
seats and furnishings and installing equipment to stow and secure
freight. No major modifications to access doors or other systems
were undertaken and the conversion is easily reversible back to
The aircraft is being used to transport fabric
needed for the production of face masks to a plant in Eastern
Europe and to return completed masks for distribution in France,
North Africa and other areas.
Flying these materials
in a converted business jet is considerably faster and provides
greater flexibility than commercial airfreight or ground
The capacity of the converted Falcon 900B is 13.5 cubic meters or 6,325 lbs (2,884 kg).