Dassault's Falcon 2000S & 2000LXS Approved for London City Airport
SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets recently received approval to operate at one of the world's most challenging airports, London City, located in the heart of Europe's financial hub. Dassault is the only business jet manufacturer to have its entire current production fleet certified to operate at London City.
"The ability to operate at London City gives our operators an added measure of flexibility and a distinct advantage in their day-to-day operations," said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. "Superior airport performance is at the center of every Falcon that Dassault designs and builds. The London City approvals Dassault has received for all of our current production aircraft are a clear example of this."
The 3,350 nm Falcon 2000S is Dassault's new entry-level jet. It offers short-field capability comparable to smaller midsize jets but with performance and a superior level of cabin comfort. The 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS has the same cabin offerings, similar short-field capability but with longer range. Both were certified in 2013.
The Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS can connect London City with all of Europe and most of the Middle East. The Falcon 2000S can climb directly to 41,000 feet in 19 minutes and can land at 95% of its maximum takeoff weight. Equipped with leading edge inboard slats, it can approach at a slow 107 knots and needs just 2,315 ft of runway to land. The 2000LXS features similar landing performance.
Dassault's flagship, the Falcon 7X, previously received approval in 2009 and features the longest range of any airplane out of London City Airport. It can connect London City Airport with nonstop access to the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Notes for Editors
Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.
About Dassault Aviation
Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,250 Falcon jets have been delivered. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets- the Falcon 900LX and the 7X- as well as the twin-engine 2000S, the Falcon 2000LXS and the new Falcon 5X.
About Dassault Falcon Jet
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America, South America and the Pacific Rim countries of Asia, including the People's Republic of China.
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