Dassault's New Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS Earn EASA Certification

    Dassault's New Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS Earn EASA Certification

  PR Newswire

  SAINT-CLOUD, France, March 18, 2013

SAINT-CLOUD, France, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

              EASy II Approval for 2000 EASy Series also Granted

The two newest members of the Falcon family of business jets, the 2000S and
2000LXS, have received EASA certification. Approval from the FAA is expected
to follow shortly.

Unveiled in May 2011, the Falcon 2000S is the new entry level jet in the
Falcon family. Equipped with a full slate of standard features, including
upgraded EASy II avionics, FalconCabin HD+ entertainment system and a brand
new fixed-configuration cabin designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the Falcon
2000S brings large cabin comfort to the super mid-size segment.

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At M.80, the Falcon 2000S has a range of 3,350 nm (standard aircraft, 6 pax,
NBAA IFR reserves, 85% Boeing Annual Winds). The balanced field length is
4,325 ft (SL, ISA) at a MTOW of 41,000 lb; it climbs directly to 41,000 feet
in 19 minutes, reaches a mid-cruise altitude of 45,000 feet and offers a
certified ceiling of 47,000 feet. The aircraft can also land at 95% of its
MTOW, or about 39,300 lb, enabling it to tanker more fuel.

Additionally, with an approach speed of only 107 knots, the Falcon 2000S is
capable of landing at airports with challenging, steep approaches and short
runways. At a typical end-of-flight profile, the Falcon 2000S needs just 2,315
feet of runway - better than super mid-size jets and even comparable to a
typical turboprop aircraft.

The Falcon 2000S will begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2013.

The 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS, announced in October 2012, combines the short
field performance of the 2000S with the longer range capabilities of the
2000LX. Featuring the same inboard slats and winglets as the 2000S model, the
aircraft has a balanced field length of 4,675ft (SL, ISA) at 42,800 lb of
MTOW, and offers the same landing performance than the Falcon 2000S.

The airplane will come standard with the EASy II avionics suite and
FalconCabin HD+ entertainment system and customers can specify the interior of
their choice. The Falcon 2000LXS will replace the 2000LX by the end of 2013.

The two-year-long flight test campaign for the two new models demonstrated
short-field and low-speed performance substantially better than targeted
figures, greatly expanding the number of airports the two aircraft can serve.
Each will be certified to land at London City.

Upgraded Pratt & Whitney PW308C engines make both models economical to operate
and environmentally friendly. The engine's TALON II combustor will provide
significantly fewer emissions.

"The new Falcons display the same outstanding comfort, performance and
efficiency that have made the Falcon 2000 one the most successful large cabin
twinjet models in the industry," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of
Dassault Falcon Jet, noting nearly 500 units have been delivered since the
first Falcon 2000 took to the air on March 4, 1993.

EASy II for 2000 EASy Series Approved

EASA simultaneously approved use of Dassault's proprietary, award-winning EASy
II avionics suite on Falcon 2000 EASy series aircraft. All in-service versions
of the Falcon 2000 equipped with EASy cockpits (EX, DX and LX) will eventually
receive the EASy II upgrade once corresponding service bulletins are approved.

Among the new options and enhancements offered by EASy II are a Synthetic
Vision System (SVS); improved display symbology; XM Weather; Flight Management
System (7.1) improvements; dual Jeppesen charts; a Runway Awareness and
Advisory System (RAAS); ADS-B out; and WAAS and EGNOS LPV approaches.

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 81 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


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