FACC AG delivered the first set of winglets for a Falcon 2000LX to Dassault Aviation yesterday. The company signed a contract with the French aircraft manufacturer for delivery of OEM winglets for the Falcon 2000LX and 900LX in April.
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Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S begins with the basic Falcon 2000 platform, but that’s pretty much where the resemblance ends, from high-Mach blended winglets to the next-generation Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engines to the EASy II cockpit redesign. But for the passengers, it is the cabin that will catch the eye.
A new Jet Falcon cabin interior refurbishment program for the Falcon 2000 is not only fashion forward, but also timely in terms of market demand.
In fact, Jet Aviation in Basel has already outfitted more than 120 Falcon 2000s in executive fashion. And as those and hundreds of other Falcon 2000s come due for inspections and upgrades, Jet Aviation expects to see customers planning a cabin refurbishment during that downtime.
Dassault unveiled the Falcon 2000S at May’s Ebace show as a lower-cost replacement for the 2000DX. Range of the 2000S is 3,350 nm, 100 nm greater than the DX. The 2000S’s simpler fuel system helps keep the price below $25 million. Modifications, including inboard slats and a standard autobrake, lower approach speed by 10 knots, which improves takeoff and landing performance.
Air Works India Engineering (Stand 1869) has been appointed a Dassault Falcon authorized service center (ASC), offering Falcon operators a maintenance capability in India eventually leading to heavy maintenance.
Dassault unveiled its latest business jet–the Falcon 2000S–today in Geneva on the eve of the EBACE show.
Dassault unveiled its latest Falcon business jet today here in Geneva on the eve of the EBACE show. The new Falcon 2000S is very much aligned with the tough economic times, being a lower cost derivative of the Falcon 2000 that replaces the slow-selling Falcon DX, and may even compete with competitors’ smaller super-midsize jets.
Dassault’s unexpected announcement here in Geneva on Monday of the new 2000S model fills a crucial entry-level gap at the lower end of the Falcon family. It also suggests that the company’s long-planned SMS development will in fact fit a different niche than its “super-midsize” working title suggests.
Dassault has ceased production of its Falcon 2000DX and Falcon 900DX, CEO Charles Edelstenne revealed at the company’s annual press conference on March 17. Another company official explained to AIN that the small market for the airplanes–only a handful are produced each year–did not justify their continued production. The DX letters designated shorter-range versions of the Falcon 2000 and 900, offered at a hoped-for attractive price.