Dassault Falcon today launched the Falcon 2000S, bringing a large cabin aircraft to the super mid-sized business jet market. It will offer category-leading payload, range, performance and efficiency. The 3,350 nm Falcon 2000S will feature inboard slats, high-Mach blended winglets, a new generation PW308C engine that produces fewer emissions, an entirely new BMW Group DesignworksUSA interior and redesigned cockpit aesthetics along with the next-generation EASy II flight deck. It is expected to be certified in the end of 2012 with deliveries beginning in early 2013.
"After speaking with our customers and performing a thorough market study, our research confirmed that the ideal platform for a wide-body business jet in this range segment was indeed our very successful Falcon 2000," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "We optimized the platform with a long list of standard options, cutting edge technology and industry leading features with the Falcon 2000S. Our proudest accomplishment, though, was designing an aircraft that burns 10% less fuel than aircraft 20% smaller while offering a very competitive price."
With full fuel, the Falcon 2000S will have the largest payload in its class at 1,850 lbs; a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 41,000 lbs with a balanced field length of 4,450 feet which is up to 500 feet less than competing aircraft.
At M.80, the Falcon 2000S will have a range of 3,350 nm (standard aircraft, 6 pax, NBAA IFR reserves, 85% Boeing Annual Winds). 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 aircraft will also be able to land at 95% of its MTOW, or about 39,300 lbs enabling it to tanker more fuel. Additionally, with an approach speed of only 108 knots and an advanced autobraking system, the Falcon 2000S will be capable of landing at airports with challenging and steep approaches and shorter runways such as London City Airport. At a typical end-of-flight profile, the Falcon 2000S will need just 2,600 feet of runway, or the equivalent length needed for a typical turboprop aircraft.
"The impressive performance characteristics of the Falcon 2000S are matched by the value it brings to the operator. By building on the Falcon 2000 platform, we were able to substantially reduce development costs which will benefit our customers with a very competitive acquisition price," said Rosanvallon. "Not only is the cabin taller, wider and more elegant than competing aircraft, it will come equipped with a comprehensive list of standard equipment."
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