Dassault delivers its 2000th Falcon
July 10, 2009, Bordeaux-Mérignac, France – Today, Dassault Falcon celebrated a major milestone with the delivery of its 2000th Falcon at the Bordeaux-Mérignac facility.
July 10, 2009 By Carey Fredericks
July 10, 2009, Bordeaux-Mérignac, France – Today, Dassault Falcon celebrated a
major milestone in the history of the Falcon aircraft family with the delivery of its 2000th
Falcon at the Bordeaux-Mérignac facility. Since the first delivery of the Falcon Mystère20 in 1965, the Falcon fleet has logged more than 14 million flight hours and 17 different
versions of the Falcon aircraft have been designed, produced and delivered in 67
"Delivering our 2000th Falcon is more than a celebration of success," declared John
Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "It's a confirmation that all the
qualities we've been building on since the Falcon Mystère 20 are essential to great flying.
Today, Falcons are recognized worldwide for their spacious comfort, unbeatable
performance and unsurpassed value. And they are, by far, the most fuel efficient in their
class which means lower emissions."
The 2000th Falcon, a 2000LX was delivered to Koç Holding. Based in Istanbul, Koç
Holding is the largest company in Turkey and a leader in both domestic and international
markets. The company is among the top 50 companies in Europe and a member of the
Fortune Global 200. The group focuses its operations on four core industries: energy,
automotive, durable goods and finance and is active in 24 countries, in Turkey, Europe,
the Middle East, and China.
"We could not grow our business without our airplanes," declared Mustafa V. Koç,
Chairman of Koç Holding. "The Koç Group of companies is spread out with production
facilities and dealer networks throughout the world. The business demands fast and
efficient travel and our airplanes represent indispensable assets to our company growth.”
The 2000LX is the newest member of the Falcon family of business jets. Koç Holding
also owns a Falcon 2000 and holds an order for a Falcon 900LX to be delivered at the
end of 2011.
“The Falcon 2000LX offers the lowest operating costs of any airplane in the large cabin
class and is an ideal business tool for global companies like Koç Holding,” said John
Rosanvallon. “Sharing this occasion with Koç Holding is remarkable not only because
they are among our most faithful customers but they are also a highly respected member
of the business community.”
The 4,000 nm range 2000LX offers the same spacious, quiet interior as the 2000EX
EASy but has the capability to serve a more extensive list of city pairs. The 2000LX ca
connect New York to Moscow; Mumbai to London; Paris to Delhi 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 award-winning EASy flight deck which has won high marks and prais
for its integrated features and intuitive displays.
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.