2000LX awarded EASA and FAA certification
2000LX awarded EASA
and FAA certification
Dassault Falcon has announced that the 4000 nm Falcon 2000LX has received certification from the FAA and EASA.
May 11, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland – Dassault Falcon has announced that the
newest member of the Falcon family of business jets, the 4000 nm Falcon 2000LX, received certification from the FAA on April 30 while EASA certification was granted on April 23rd. The first delivery took place in early May.
“The Falcon 2000LX offers the lowest operating costs of any airplane in the large cabin class and is an ideal solution for today’s challenging economic times,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.
“It’s the most fuel efficient airplane in the large cabin class which means a lower fuel bill and lower fuel emissions. It can land and depart from short airfields so you can land closer to your destination and beat your competition to grow your business.” The Falcon 2000LX is even more fuel efficient than smaller airplanes including the newest of mid-sized business jets.
The 4,000 nm range 2000LX offers the same spacious, quiet interior as the 2000EX EASy but the capability to serve a more extensive city pairs. The 2000LX will be able to connect New York to Moscow; Paris to Mumbai; Dubai to London and Hong Kong to Brisbane non-stop. It also offers a 10 to 15% climb speed improvement (over the Falcon 2000EX) allowing it to reach 41,000 ft in just 18 minutes. The Falcon 2000LX comes standard with the awardwinning EASy flight deck which has won high marks and praise for its integrated features and intuitive displays Joint Efforts
The 2000LX program involved the joint efforts of Dassault Falcon and Aviation Partners Inc. in Seattle, Washington. Dassault is responsible for new production aircraft while Aviation Partners, the owner of the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate, is responsible for the retrofit of in service Falcon 2000 aircraft.
API developed this High-Mach Blended Winglet specifically for the already-optimized Dassault Falcon wing design. Modifications such as reinforcing straps on the upper and lower wing panels and servo actuator door to accommodate the increased loads were needed. The final result is a baseline wingspan for the 2000LX that is six feet nine inches longer than the 2000EX while adding minimal weight. The Falcon 2000LX is powered by the same highly reliable Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engines as the 2000EX. The PW308C is rated at 7,000lbs thrust (ISA + 15C) and recently passed 220,000 flight hours on the Falcon fleet.