Dassault’s Falcon 2000S Beats Performance Targets
DUBAI, UAE, December 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
When certified in early 2013, the final performance specifications for the Falcon
2000S will be substantially better than initially projected.
An 18 month test program that lasted 350 flight hours over 150 flights demonstrated
better than expected low speed performance, in particular. Landing distance at typical
landing weight has been reduced to 2,315 feet (705 m), from 2,600 feet (792 m); approach
speed, to 107 knots; and balanced field length, to 4,325 feet (1,318 m).
“The performance of this aircraft is remarkable. Customers will enjoy the cabin, range
and speed of a high performance large cabin business jet but with airport performance
usually reserved for a typical turboprop aircraft,” said John Rosanvallon, President and
CEO of Dassault Falcon. “This combination gives the Falcon 2000S more range, more
destination options and better performance out of more airports.”
The Falcon 2000S will be able to access up to 50% more airports than any other
business jet in its class.
Launched in May 2011, the Falcon 2000S brings a large cabin aircraft to the super
mid-sized business jet market. The aircraft can carry six passengers 3,350 nm at M .80 and
features inboard slats, high-Mach blended winglets and a new generation PW308C engine that
produces fewer emissions. It is equipped with an entirely new BMW Group DesignworksUSA
interior and a redesigned cockpit featuring a next-generation EASy II flight deck.
The Falcon 2000S will have the largest payload with full fuel in its class. It will
climb directly to 41,000 feet in 19 minutes, reach a mid-cruise altitude of 45,000 feet
and offer a certified ceiling of 47,000 feet.
The Falcon 2000S is making its Middle East debut at the Middle East Business Aviation
(MEBA) exhibition, from 11-13 December 2012.
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.
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