Following the success of its DA-900 series three-engine intercontinental jets, Dassault announced the development of a wide-body jet of shorter range to replace its aging Falcon 20/200 line. The Falcon 2000 is essentially a reduced size, twin-engine derivative of the Falcon 900 series. The 2000 borrows the 900’s wide fuselage, although it is shortened by about 6 ft. First flight of the Falcon 2000 occurred in March 1993 and FAA certification was granted in February 1995. The following Falcon 2000EX offered increased performance over its predecessor with a 3,800 nm range while carrying 8 passengers. The most recent edition of this airframe, the Falcon 2000LX, certified in April 2009, features a modified wing with blended winglets. This increased climb performance and increased the range to 4,000nm.
The Falcon 2000LX is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C axial-centrifugal flow turbofan engines rated at 7,000 lbs. of thrust each at ISA +15C. The engines are controlled by dual FADECs and engine parameters are displayed on three LCD EIECs. Inspection interval on the engines is 7,000 hours.
The Falcon 2000LX is typically equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 system with four large format CRT displays, dual Collins ADC 850 digital air data computers, dual Collins FMS 6100 flight management systems, APS 4000 auto-pilot system, Honeywell Laseref IV IRSes, Doppler turbulence detection weather radar, Sextant 3-tube EIEDs and Collins ALT55B radar altimeter. Also standard is the Collins Proline 4 Arinc 429 radio comm/nav system. Other equipment includes a Collins HF 9000 high frequency radio, Allied Signal EGPWS and CVR and an ELT. Optional is the Flight Dynamics HGS 2850 head-up display. Falcon 2000LX is fitted with Dassault’s EASy. EASy, a proprietary version of Honeywell’s Primus Epic system features four very-large format LCDs making possible advanced system synoptics, integrated navigation functions including graphic flight planning and high-definition terrain displays. EASy eliminates the need for the annunciator panel and triple EIEDs.
The Falcon 2000LX is a long range, twin-turbofan powered business aircraft configured as a cantilever, swept low-wing monoplane with a swept cruciform tail. The aft-fuselage section incorporates area-ruling. The wing employs a supercritical airfoil and is modified from that used on the Falcon 2000EX with a span increase and the addition of a blended winglet. The retractable tricycle landing gear has dual wheels on each unit and is electrically controlled and hydraulically actuated. The landing gear’s carbon disc brakes are powered by two hydraulic systems. One system incorporates an anti-skid system. The 28-volt DC electrical system utilizes two engine-driven rectifier-alternators to supply power in flight to the three independent bus bars.
The Falcon 2000LX is certificated for as many as nineteen passengers, although the standard interior configuration is for eight passengers. Like its Falcon 900-series cousins, the Falcon 2000LX has a cabin wide enough to seat three abreast with an aisle and is normally divided into forward and rear lounge areas with club seating in each area. Cabin volume is greater than 1,000 cu. ft., which includes a stand-up lavatory and a large 134 cu.ft. baggage compartment that is accessible in flight. Cabin height is 6.1 ft., width is 7.7 ft. and length is 26.3ft.
|General||Falcon 2000LX, DA2000EX|
|Category||Jet < 20,000 lbs.|
|Years Aircraft Manufactured||2008-Present|
|Serial Number Range||0133-(up)|
|Retail High Price||$23,750,000.00 / 18,636,625.00€|
|Retail Low Price||$22,900,000.00 / 17,969,630.00€|
|Characteristics||Falcon 2000LX, DA2000EX|
|External Dimensions (ft)||Falcon 2000LX, DA2000EX|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||Falcon 2000LX, DA2000EX|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||31.2/26.3|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||7.7/6.3|
|Baggage||Falcon 2000LX, DA2000EX|
|Power||Falcon 2000LX, DA2000EX|
|Engines||2 P&WC PW308C|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||7000/ISA+15C|
|Data based on latest manufactured year|