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Dassault Falcon 2000
 
N122PR
1998 Dassault Falcon 2000 - N122PR (sn 57)
Photo taken Jul. 29, 2010
Oshkosh (EAA AirVenture Fly-in), WI - USA (OSH / KOSH)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

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

  • 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 4000 NM. 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.
  • Falcon 2000LXS
    Replacement for the long range 2000LX to be offered in 2014, adding the short runway features of the 2000S.
  • 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.

Operators

Civil operators

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

  • Bulgaria
    Bulgarian Air Force (28th Air Detachment)
  • Slovenia
    Slovenian Air Force and Air Defence
  • Republic of Korea
    Republic of Korea Air Force 2 ELINT Falcon 2000s on order.
  • France
    Armée de l'Air 1 Falcon 2000S has been delivered to the ETEC, based at Villacoublay.

Specifications (Falcon 2000DX)

General characteristics

Crew: Two
Capacity: 8-10
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 (527 ft²)
Empty weight: 9,405 kg (20,735 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 18,597kg (41,000lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C turbofans, 7000lb () each

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 0.83–0.85
Cruise speed: 851 km/h (470 knots, 530 mph) at 39,000ft (10,970 m) (Mach 0.80)
Stall speed: 158 km/h (85 knots, 98 mph) (wheels and flaps down)
Range: 6,020 km (3,250 nm) (6 passengers, Mach .80, NBAA IFR reserves)
Service ceiling: 15,500 m (47,000 feet)
Wing loading: 435kg/m² (91lb/ft²)

Last updated February 5, 2016  
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