The Dassault Falcon 2000 is large cabin, transcontinental range jet developed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation Group and is a member of the Dassault Falcon brand of business jets. The 2000 is a slightly smaller development of the Falcon 900 and features a twin-engine instead of the 900’s trijet design. Dassault first announced development of the Falcon 2000 in 1989 and certification was awarded in 1994.
Of note, the Falcon 2000 was the first private jet that was designed using Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) software. Consensus in the engineering community is that use of the software improved the aerodynamic structure as well as simplified the numerous airplane systems. This was critically important considering the significant changes to fuselage, and engine placement when moving from the larger trijet design of the Falcon 900.
Through use of the CATIA software, the team incorporated changes to wing design and rear fuselage shape, which enabled the jet to achieve respectable range and performance with less engine power and less fuel. Moreover, the CFE738 engine was developed specifically for the Falcon 2000 and offers considerable maintenance and operating economics benefits. With the Falcon 2000, the company delivered on their promise to develop an economical jet without compromising their standards of excellence.
Few jets even try to offer passenger comfort to the level of Dassault Falcon. The interior has been specially designed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Supple leathers, soft carpeting, and polished veneers feel as good as they look and provide a perfect environment for working or relaxing. No detail has been overlooked in the full galley and luxuriously appointed lavatory. The cabin features all the amenities of an airborne executive office suite.
In the years following the launch of the Falcon 2000, Dassault offers model variants of the original and each addresses a specific performance desire in the market. For example, the Falcon 2000S and 2000EX variants with short field characteristics offer access to short field, steep, or otherwise difficult to approach airports. These more recent models also feature Improved engines, braking, and upgraded avionics for improved performance and handling. The Falcon 2000LX is a long range variant with a range of 4600 miles (an improvement of 1000 miles over the 2000).
Pilots and operators love the Falcon 2000 family for its excellent handling qualities, good short-field performance, top of the line cockpit suite and superior operating efficiency. The Falcon 2000 family of business jets remains a favorite among customers because of its cabin amenities. One anecdote circulating among operators goes as: “The boss’ wife sat in the Falcon 2000 cabin after being in another midsize aircraft, and the deal was made.”
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 2000 is equipped with two General Electric & Allied Signal CFE73811B turbofans rated at 5725lb each.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 2000 has a maximum cruising speed of 518mph (834km/h) with a long range cruising speed of 487 mph (783 km/h). The range with eight passengers and a crew of two is 3450 mi (5560 km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 2000 overall length is 66ft 5in (20.23m), and height is 23ft 2in. The wing span is 63ft 5in (19.33m). The baggage compartment can hold 134 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 2000 has a maximum takeoff weight of 35,800lb (16,238kg ) with a maximum payload of 5,910 lb (2,680 kg). With full fuel, the payload is reduced to 1,095 lb (496 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The Falcon 2000 cabin length is 26ft 3in with a height of 6ft 2 in and width of 7ft 7in. The cabin may accommodate up to nineteen but corporate configurations usually seat eight to twelve passengers. A variety of interior configuration options are available. Cabins are frequently in one of three standard layouts: four forward club seats and four aft conference seats with an adjoining credenza; 10 seats, eight of which were in the same club/conference layout, with two facing seats in place of the credenza; or eight seats in double club configuration. The baggage space is accessible in flight.
The Falcon 2000 cabin features a lavishly appointed lavatory and a fully equipped galley and forward workspace. Large windows and LED lighting give the cabin a spacious, relaxed feel and many cabin seats are fully berthable. Other amenities include communications and entertainment systems with DVD and VCR players, headsets, telephones, Airshow, multiple flatscreen monitors, Wi-Fi, and Internet access.
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