Dassault Falcon 2000

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Falcon 2000
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Role Business jet
National origin France
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 4 March 1993
Status Active in production
Produced 1993–present
Number built 310+
Developed from Dassault Falcon 900

The Dassault Falcon 2000 is a French Business jet and a member of Dassault Aviation's Falcon business jet line, and is a twin-engine, slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 trijet, with transcontinental range.

Variants[edit]

Falcon 2000
Original version certified in 1994[1] with CFE (General Electric & AlliedSignal) CFE738-1-1B turbofans.[2]
Falcon 2000EX
Re-engined variant certified in 2003 with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan engines.[2]
Falcon 2000EX EASy
Marketing designation for a 2000EX with an enhanced avionics system and changes to pressurisation and oxygen systems, certified in 2004. Undertook steep approach trials at London City Airport on 18th March 2010, becoming the first Dassault twin-jet to visit apart from the much older, diminutive Dassault Falcon 10.[1]
Falcon 2000DX
Updated model certified in 2007[1] and based on the 2000EX EASy with the same PW308C turbofans.[3]
Falcon 2000LX
Blended winglets were introduced with the 2000LX and can also be installed on other variants (here a 2000EX)
Longer range 2009[1] variant of the Falcon 2000EX EASy, with the addition of Aviation Partners Blended Winglets, giving it a range capability of 4000 NM.[4] The same winglets are certified for the entire Falcon 2000 series as a retrofit kit.
Falcon 2000S
Variant which began testing in 2011 with short field characteristics.[5] Landing distance has been reduced to 705 meters, opening up 50% more airports than other aircraft in this class.[6]
Falcon 2000LXS
Replacement for the long range 2000LX to be offered in 2014, adding the short runway features of the 2000S.[7][8]
Falcon 2000 MRA
Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft (maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft) version proposed to French Naval Aviation to replace its naval Falcon 50 Surmar and Falcon 200 Gardian.[9]

Operators[edit]

A Falcon 2000 of Volkswagen Air Service
A Falcon 2000 slowing down using reverse thrust in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.

Civil operators[edit]

The aircraft is operated by private individuals, companies and executive charter operators. A number of companies also use the aircraft as part of fractional ownership programs.

Military operators[edit]

 Bulgaria
 Slovenia
 Republic of Korea
 France

Specifications (Falcon 2000DX)[edit]

Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 engine
Dassault Falcon 2000 interior

Data from Dassault Falcon[3]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Falcon 2000S Official Page