Dassault Celebrates 20 Years of its Successful Falcon 2000

          Dassault Celebrates 20 Years of its Successful Falcon 2000

  PR Newswire

  ABU DHABI, UAE, March 6, 2013

ABU DHABI, UAE, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

                     Abu Dhabi Air Expo - 5-7 March 2013

The first flight of the groundbreaking Dassault Falcon 2000 business jet took
place in March 1993 in Bordeaux-Mérignac (France). Since its certification,
Dassault has delivered nearly 500 Falcon 2000s worldwide and the global fleet
has achieved close to two million flying hours, making it one of the world's
most popular and widely used business jets in operation. Dassault marked the
aircraft's 20 ^th anniversary at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013, where the
company presented its range of business jets including the next generation
Falcon 2000LXS.

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The original Falcon 2000 was the first business jet in the world to be
designed using a fully digital mockup, with the Dassault design team
responding to Falcon operator needs of the time which helped define the
aircraft's initial performance, the ideal range (which was a perfect fit for
the U.S. 'coast-to-coast' market), and operating costs. Since the original
design, there have been six versions of the Falcon 2000, including the 2000LXS
introduced last October.

"The Falcon 2000 family of business jets has been a long-lasting success
because of its cabin amenities, superior fuel efficiency and high retained
value," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.

Falcon 2000LXS to enter operations in 2014

The 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS will be the newest aircraft in the Falcon 2000
family and inherits the same qualities as its siblings: outstanding
performance and efficiency, cutting edge technology and exceptional
flexibility.

The Falcon 2000LXS is built on the proven and capable Falcon 2000 platform. It
will offer 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 range segment can offer the same combination of airport
performance, cabin size and efficiency.

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 2,200 Falcon jets have been delivered to 80 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.

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

Dassault Falcon (Teterboro Airport, USA) Andrew Ponzoni Tel. +1-201-541-45-88
Grant Kielczewski Tel. +1-201-541-46-79

Photos Hi Res Photos at: http://www.falconphotogallery.com
 
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