Dassault Falcon 2000
|First flight||4 March 1993|
|Status||Active in production|
|Number built||607 (Oct 2018)|
|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.
- Falcon 2000
- Original version certified in 1994 with CFE (General Electric & AlliedSignal) CFE738-1-1B turbofans.
- Falcon 2000EX
- Re-engined variant certified in 2003 with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan engines.
- 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 18 March 2010, becoming the first Dassault twin-jet to visit apart from the much older, diminutive Dassault Falcon 10.
- Falcon 2000DX
- Updated model certified in 2007 and based on the 2000EX EASy with the same PW308C turbofans.
- Falcon 2000LX
- Longer-range 2009 variant of the Falcon 2000EX EASy, with the addition of Aviation Partners Blended Winglets, giving it a range capability of 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km). 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. Landing distance has been reduced to 705 meters, opening up 50% more airports than other aircraft in this class. Compared to the $5 million more expensive LXS, the S range is shorter by 500 mi (800 km; 430 nmi) by restricting its fuel capacity to 14,600 lb (6,600 kg). It burns 2,350–2,400 lb (1,070–1,090 kg) of fuel in the first hour and 1,600–1,650 lb (730–750 kg) afterwards, and can take off in 4,325 ft (1,318 m) at sea level on a standard day.
- Falcon 2000LXS
- Replacement for the long-range 2000LX to be offered in 2014, adding the short-runway features of the 2000S.
- Falcon 2000 MSA
- Maritime Surveillance Aircraft version, based on Falcon 2000 LXS, purchased by Japan Coast Guard.
- 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. It has been selected by the Japan Coast Guard.
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 and government operators
- French Air and Space Force 1 Falcon 2000S has been delivered to the Escadron de transport, d'entrainement et de calibration 65, based at Vélizy – Villacoublay Air Base.
Specifications (Falcon 2000DX)
Data from Dassault Falcon
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: up to 19 pax with 2 flight attendants
- Length: 20.23 m (66 ft 4 in)
- Wingspan: 19.33 m (63 ft 5 in)
- Height: 7.06 m (23 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 49 m2 (530 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 9,405 kg (20,734 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 6,865 l (1,814 US gal; 1,510 imp gal) usable
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan engines, 31.1 kN (7,000 lbf) thrust each
- Maximum speed: Mach 0.86
- Cruise speed: 851 km/h (529 mph, 460 kn) / M0.8 at 10,970 m (35,991 ft)
- Stall speed: 155 km/h (96 mph, 84 kn)
- Range: 6,020 km (3,740 mi, 3,250 nmi) (6 passengers, Mach .80, NBAA IFR reserves)
- Service ceiling: 15,500 m (50,900 ft)
- Wing loading: 435 kg/m2 (89 lb/sq ft)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era
- Bombardier Challenger 605
- Bombardier Challenger 350
- Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600
- Embraer Legacy 600
- Gulfstream G450
- Murdo Morrison (12 October 2018). "NBAA: Business jet designs that changed the industry". FlightGlobal. Archived from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- "Type Certificate Data Sheet F2000, F2000EX" (PDF). European Aviation Safety Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
- "Airliners.net description of the Falcon 2000". Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- Jackson, Paul, ed. (2000). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2000–01 (91st ed.). Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom: Jane's Information Group. pp. 130–131. ISBN 978-0710620118.
- "Dassault Falcon 2000DX specifications". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
- "Dassault Falcon 2000LX specifications". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
- "Dassault presents the Falcon 2000S business jet for the first time in the Middle East". Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- "Dassault's Falcon 2000S Beats Performance Targets."[permanent dead link]
- "Falcon Combines 2000S With 2000LX For New LXS". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "Dassault Introduces the Falcon 2000LXS."[permanent dead link]
- Dassault présente un nouvel appareil pour remplacer les Falcon 50 et Guardian Archived 17 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine and Maquettes du Falcon 2000 MRA au salon IDEX 2009 Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "Japan Coast Guard Selects Dassault Aviation's Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft". 22 April 2015. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Anderson, Guy. "South Korea boosts ISR capabilities with Dassault Falcons" Archived 26 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. IHS Jane's. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dassault Falcon 2000.|
- Falcon 2000S Official Page
- "Dassault Falcon 2000LX" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2016.
- "Class Warfare: Falcon 2000S" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. July 2011.
- "Dassault Falcon 2000LX" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. March 2012.