Falcon 2000LXS Backgrounder

                         Falcon 2000LXS Backgrounder

  PR Newswire

  ORLANDO, Florida, October 29, 2012

ORLANDO, Florida, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS is the newest aircraft in the Falcon 2000 family
and inherits the same qualities as its siblings: a spacious cabin, outstanding
performance and efficiency, cutting edge technology and maximum flexibility.

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The Falcon 2000LXS is built on the proven and capable Falcon 2000 platform,
nearly 480 of which are in service around the world making it one of the most
popular twin engine models in operation. It offers inboard slats, an enhanced
and proven engine, new cockpit aesthetics, next-generation EASy II flight deck
and FalconCabin HD+, the most advanced cabin management system in business
aviation. No other aircraft in the 4,000 nm segment offers the same
combination of airport performance, cabin design and efficiency.

Improved Performance with Inboard Slats

New inboard slats combine with outboards to provide the Falcon 2000LXS the
agility to access some of the most demanding airfields while offering
excellent range when flying out of them.

The Falcon 2000LXS utilizes the same proven wing design as other aircraft in
the Falcon 900 family. This wing ensures a large flight envelope with a wide
buffet boundary, enhancing safety and stability while permitting exceptional
short field and hot and high altitude performance.

Unmatched Flexibility and Versatility

The Falcon 2000LXS can land at 90% of its maximum takeoff weight allowing it
to hop from city-to-city then leap across the ocean without having to stop and
refuel.

Like other aircraft in the Falcon family, the Falcon 2000LXS will be certified
for steep approach permitting it to operate at restricted airports with
approach angles of up to 6 degrees. In particular, it will have access to
London City Airport -a challenging airport that requires special training and
certification prior to use. Other airports requiring steep approach
certification and that will be accessible to the Falcon 2000LXS, include
Lugano-Agno (ICAO: LSZA) which has a 6.65 degree approach angle and Sion
Airport (ICAO: LSGS), in Switzerland.

Falcon 2000LXS City Pair Examples

City Pair Examples on the Falcon 2000LXS

(Standard aircraft; 6 pax, M.80, NBAA IFR reserves, 85% annual winds):

  New York Anchorage, Berlin

  Sao Paulo Sal, Cape Town, Miami

  Paris New York; Delhi

  Singapore Dubai, Sydney

  Dubai Hong Kong, London City Airport

  Beijing Mumbai, Anchorage, Tokyo

  San Francisco Miami, Honolulu

With full fuel, the Falcon 2000LXS can carry a payload of 2,190 pounds. It has
a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 42,800 lbs and a balanced field length of
4,675 feet -- more than 1,000 feet better than comparable aircraft.

At M.80, the Falcon 2000LXS offers a range of 4,000 nm (standard aircraft with
full fuel, 6 pax, NBAA IFR reserves, 85% Boeing Annual Winds). It can climb
directly to 41,000 feet in 19 minutes and reach a mid-cruise altitude of
45,000 feet, and features a certified ceiling of 47,000 feet. With a typical
end-of-flight profile, the Falcon 2000LXS needs just 2,260 feet of runway, no
longer than that needed by many turboprop aircraft.

Thrust on the 2000LXS is provided by two new generation Pratt & Whitney Canada
308C engines. Already proven on the Falcon 2000EX/LX, the engines will
provide 7,000 lbs max thrust each at ISA+15˚C. The 2000LXS is also more
environmentally friendly thanks to Pratt &Whitney Canada's new Talon II
combustor. The Talon II produces 20% fewer NOx emissions than the previous
generation combustor without any penalty in power. It is also 40% greener
than required by future CAEP/6 regulations.

Bespoke Interior, State of the Art Cabin Management System

The Falcon 2000LXS offers the same spacious cabin dimensions as the Falcon
2000, a maximum cabin width of 92 inches, a cabin height of over six feet and
a cabin volume of more than 1,000 cubic feet and is available in a variety of
floor plans with a fully customized interior. The cabin sound level has been
lowered by two decibels compared to its predecessor. 

The 2000LXS is equipped with an entirely new Falcon Cabin HD+ cabin management
system that places more controls and greater convenience in the hands of
passengers making the transition from the office to the aircraft as seamless
as possible. The system provides high definition viewing on monitors up to 22
inches with functions that can be controlled anywhere in the aircraft via an
iPod Touch or iPhone. A special application allows passengers to access video
playback, operate optional electronic window shades and adjust lights and
temperature and other cabin parameters to their liking.

The Rockwell Collins Skybox wireless media service option will allow
passengers to access a one terabyte onboard Apple iTunes library that will
enable them to share television shows and music wirelessly on demand. Each
passenger will be able to access 'digital rights managed' content stored in
the system on up to ten Apple iOS devices and to stream directly from their
devices onto cabin displays.

The IPad moving map application will allow passengers to monitor and track
their flight progress from their IPad or portable as well as from in-seat
video and bulkhead monitors. The app includes an augmented reality panoramic
view that can display the moving map in any direction the iPad is pointed.

Additionally, AirCell's Axxess II Iridium Satcom system comes standard on the
2000LXS. The system is modular enabling customers to upgrade as new
technologies become available.

EASy II - Standard on the Falcon 2000LXS

The Falcon 2000LXS comes standard with Dassault's next generation EASy II
flight deck which will feature a sleeker, more modern look. EASy II includes a
host of enhancements designed to increase safety and situational awareness and
reduce pilot workload in communications, dispatch and navigation. 

EASy II features improved display symbology, an update to the Flight
Management System (7.1); improved Take Off and Go Around capability; a Runway
Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS); and an enhanced navigation package that
includes WAAS- LPV and RNP SAAAR.

Other new options available in EASy II include Synthetic Vision System (SVS);
Automatic Decent Mode (ADM); XM Graphical Weather integrated into the INAV map
and ADS-B Out (Automatic Dependent Surveillance -Broadcast).

Two new communication features, FANS 1A and PM-CDPLC (Controller Pilot Data
Link Communication) are compliant with Europe's new data link mandates.

The Falcon 2000LXS will be certified in the first half of 2013.

About Dassault Falcon

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets
throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace
company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault
Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of
Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both
France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It
employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first
Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries
worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the
tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine 2000LX,
2000LXS and Falcon 2000S.

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Contact: Press Contacts Dassault Aviation (Saint-Cloud, France) Vadim Feldzer
Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13; Marie-Alexandrine Fouillard Tel. +33-1-47-11-64-23
 
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