Dassault Falcon 2000

The Dassault Falcon 2000 is a business jet produced by French Dassault Aviation, a member of its Falcon business jet line. Developed from the Falcon 900 trijet, the smaller twinjet has less range.

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 1995–present[1]
Number built 675 (Oct 2022)[2]
Developed from Dassault Falcon 900

DevelopmentEdit

 
Dassault Falcon 2000 interior

The Falcon 900 fuselage was shortened by 7 ft (2.1 m) to carry up to 10 passengers. The wing leading edge was modified and its inboard slats were removed.[2] It was introduced in 1995 for $17.85 million, while the 2022 Falcon 2000LXS lists for $35.1 million.[2]

VariantsEdit

Falcon 2000
Original version certified in 1994[3] with CFE (General Electric & AlliedSignal) CFE738-1-1B turbofans,[4][5] with 5,918 lbf (26.32 kN) of thrust each, a 2,841 nmi (5,262 km) range and Collins Pro Line 4 avionics suite.[2]
Falcon 2000EX
Re-engined variant certified in 2003 with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan engines,[4] 7,000 lbf (31 kN) each, offering a 3,878 nmi (7,182 km) range.[2]
Falcon 2000EX EASy
Marketing designation for a 2000EX with changes to pressurisation and oxygen systems, certified in 2004,[3] and Honeywell Primus Epic-based EASy avionics suite, including synthetic vision.[2] 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[3] and based on the 2000EX EASy with the same PW308C turbofans.[6] Shorter-range of 3,250 nmi (6,020 km) for $28.5 million.[2]
Falcon 2000LX
 
Blended winglets were introduced with the 2000LX and can also be installed on other variants (here a 2000EX)
Longer-range 2009[3] 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).[7] 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.[8] Landing distance has been reduced to 705 meters, opening up 50% more airports than other aircraft in this class.[9] 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).[10] 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.[10] In 2021, its equipped price was $28.8M.[11] It offers a 3,350 nmi (6,200 km) range.[2]
Falcon 2000LXS
Replacement for the long-range 2000LX to be offered in 2014, adding the short-runway features of the 2000S.[12][13] In 2021, its equipped price was $35.1M.[11]
Falcon 2000 MSA
Maritime Surveillance Aircraft version based on Falcon 2000 LXS. Six purchased by Japan Coast Guard with deliveries from 2019.[14]
Falcon 2000 MRA
 
CGI of an Albatros, the French Navy variant of the Falcon 2000.
Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft (Maritime surveillance aircraft) version proposed to French Naval Aviation to replace its naval Falcon 50 Surmar and Falcon 200 Gardian.[15] It has been selected by the Japan Coast Guard.[16]

OperatorsEdit

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

Civil operatorsEdit

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 operatorsEdit

  Bulgaria
  Japan
  Slovenia
  South Korea
  France
  Thailand

Specifications (Falcon 2000LXS)Edit

 
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 engine

Data from Dassault[19]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 10 passengers
  • Length: 20.23 m (66 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 21.38 m (70 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 7.11 m (23 ft 4 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 19,414 kg (42,801 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 16,660 lb (7,557 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofan engines, 31.14 kN (7,000 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.85-0.862
  • Range: 7,408 km (4,603 mi, 4,000 nmi) (6 passengers, 2 crew, Mach .80)
  • Service ceiling: 14,326 m (47,001 ft)
  • Take-off distance: 1,425 m (4,675 ft)
  • Landing distance: 689 m (2,260 ft) ((FAR 91, 6 pax, SL, NBAA IFR reserves)

See alsoEdit

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Bill Carey (27 October 2022). "The Continuously Improved Falcon 2000". Business & Commercial Aviation.
  3. ^ a b c d "Type Certificate Data Sheet F2000, F2000EX" (PDF). European Aviation Safety Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Airliners.net description of the Falcon 2000". Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Dassault Falcon 2000DX specifications". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
  7. ^ "Dassault Falcon 2000LX specifications". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Dassault's Falcon 2000S Beats Performance Targets."[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b Fred George (24 May 2017). "Used Aircraft Report: Dassault Falcon 2000S". Aviation Week Network.
  11. ^ a b "Purchase planning handbook - Jets table". Business & Commercial Aircraft. Second Quarter 2021.
  12. ^ "Falcon Combines 2000S With 2000LX For New LXS". Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Dassault Introduces the Falcon 2000LXS."[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ a b Grolleau 2021, p. 53
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "152.Leesk". Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ "Dassault Falcon 2000LXS backgrounder" (PDF). Dassault Aviation. June 2020.

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