FAA Certification Granted for Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS
SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 16, 2013
SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The FAA has certificated two newest members of the Falcon family of business
jets, the Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS. The approval came just days after
the aircraft received its EASA type certificate.
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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.
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 first Falcon 2000S has been delivered today to a Turkish customer.
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 4,675 ft (SL, ISA) at 42,800 lb of
MTOW, and offers the same exceptional landing performance as 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 Airport, one of the world's most
Upgraded Pratt & Whitney PW308C engines make both models economical to operate
and environmentally friendly. Thanks to the engine's TALON II combustor, the
Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS will generate significantly lower emissions than
previous aircraft models and meet the most exacting future emissions standards
with margin to spare.
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 82 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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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 Jet (Teterboro Airport, USA) Andrew Ponzoni Tel.
+1-201-541-45-88 Grant Kielczewski Tel. +1-201-541-46-79
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