Falcon 2000LXS Backgrounder

Oct 29, 2012, 15:14 ET from Dassault Falcon

ORLANDO, Florida, October 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS is the newest aircraft in the Falcon 2000 family and inherits the same qualities as its siblings: a spacious cabin, outstanding performance and efficiency, cutting edge technology and maximum flexibility.

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The Falcon 2000LXS is built on the proven and capable Falcon 2000 platform, nearly 480 of which are in service around the world making it one of the most popular twin engine models in operation.  It offers inboard slats, an enhanced and proven engine, new cockpit aesthetics, next-generation EASy II flight deck and FalconCabin HD+, the most advanced cabin management system in business aviation.  No other aircraft in the 4,000 nm segment offers the same combination of airport performance, cabin design and efficiency.

Improved Performance with Inboard Slats

New inboard slats combine with outboards to provide the Falcon 2000LXS the agility to access some of the most demanding airfields while offering excellent range when flying out of them.

The Falcon 2000LXS utilizes the same proven wing design as other aircraft in the Falcon 900 family. This wing ensures a large flight envelope with a wide buffet boundary, enhancing safety and stability while permitting exceptional short field and hot and high altitude performance.

Unmatched Flexibility and Versatility

The Falcon 2000LXS can land at 90% of its maximum takeoff weight allowing it to hop from city-to-city then leap across the ocean without having to stop and refuel.

Like other aircraft in the Falcon family, the Falcon 2000LXS will be certified for steep approach permitting it to operate at restricted airports with approach angles of up to 6 degrees. In particular, it will have access to London City Airport -a challenging airport that requires special training and certification prior to use. Other airports requiring steep approach certification and that will be accessible to the Falcon 2000LXS, include Lugano-Agno (ICAO: LSZA) which has a 6.65 degree approach angle and Sion Airport (ICAO: LSGS), in Switzerland.

Falcon 2000LXS City Pair Examples

City Pair Examples on the Falcon 2000LXS

(Standard aircraft; 6 pax, M.80, NBAA IFR reserves, 85% annual winds):

    New York Anchorage, Berlin

    Sao Paulo Sal, Cape Town, Miami

    Paris New York; Delhi

    Singapore Dubai, Sydney

    Dubai Hong Kong, London City Airport

    Beijing Mumbai, Anchorage, Tokyo

    San Francisco Miami, Honolulu

With full fuel, the Falcon 2000LXS can carry a payload of 2,190 pounds. It has a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 42,800 lbs and a balanced field length of 4,675 feet -- more than 1,000 feet better than comparable aircraft.

At M.80, the Falcon 2000LXS offers a range of 4,000 nm (standard aircraft with full fuel, 6 pax, NBAA IFR reserves, 85% Boeing Annual Winds). It can climb directly to 41,000 feet in 19 minutes and reach a mid-cruise altitude of 45,000 feet, and features a certified ceiling of 47,000 feet.  With a typical end-of-flight profile, the Falcon 2000LXS needs just 2,260 feet of runway, no longer than that needed by many turboprop aircraft.

Thrust on the 2000LXS is provided by two new generation Pratt & Whitney Canada 308C engines.  Already proven on the Falcon 2000EX/LX, the engines will provide 7,000 lbs max thrust each at ISA+15˚C.  The 2000LXS is also more environmentally friendly thanks to Pratt &Whitney Canada's new Talon II combustor. The Talon II produces 20% fewer NOx emissions than the previous generation combustor without any penalty in power.  It is also 40% greener than required by future CAEP/6 regulations.

Bespoke Interior, State of the Art Cabin Management System

The Falcon 2000LXS  offers the same spacious cabin dimensions as the Falcon 2000, a maximum cabin width of 92 inches, a cabin height of over six feet and a cabin volume of more than 1,000 cubic feet and is available in a variety of floor plans with a fully customized interior.  The cabin sound level has been lowered by two decibels compared to its predecessor.  

The 2000LXS is equipped with an entirely new Falcon Cabin HD+ cabin management system that places more controls and greater convenience in the hands of passengers making the transition from the office to the aircraft as seamless as possible. The system provides high definition viewing on monitors up to 22 inches with functions that can be controlled anywhere in the aircraft via an iPod Touch or iPhone. A special application allows passengers to access video playback, operate optional electronic window shades and adjust lights and temperature and other cabin parameters to their liking.

The Rockwell Collins Skybox wireless media service option will allow passengers to access a one terabyte onboard Apple iTunes library that will enable them to share television shows and music wirelessly on demand. Each passenger will be able to access 'digital rights managed' content stored in the system on up to ten Apple iOS devices and to stream directly from their devices onto cabin displays.

The IPad moving map application will allow passengers to monitor and track their flight progress from their IPad or portable as well as from in-seat video and bulkhead monitors. The app includes an augmented reality panoramic view that can display the moving map in any direction the iPad is pointed.

EASy II - Standard on the Falcon 2000LXS

The Falcon 2000LXS comes standard with Dassault's next generation EASy II flight deck which will feature a sleeker, more modern look. EASy II includes a host of enhancements designed to increase safety and situational awareness and reduce pilot workload in communications, dispatch and navigation.  

EASy II features improved display symbology, an update to the Flight Management System (7.1); improved Take Off and Go Around capability; a Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS); and an enhanced navigation package that includes WAAS- LPV and RNP SAAAR.

Other new options available in EASy II include Synthetic Vision System (SVS); Automatic Decent Mode (ADM); XM Graphical Weather integrated into the INAV map and ADS-B Out (Automatic Dependent Surveillance -Broadcast).

Two new communication features, FANS 1A and PM-CDPLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communication) are compliant with Europe's new data link mandates.

The Falcon 2000LXS will be certified in the first half of 2013.

About Dassault Falcon

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX, and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine 2000LX, 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S.

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