Description: Dassault-Aviation's Falcon is a family of business jets powered by two or three engines introduced in 1965 with more than 1,800 airplanes ordered from customers in 65 countries. The Falcon family has logged more than 11 million flying hours since its first customer delivery in the 1960s. From the twinjet Falcon 20 to the trijet Falcon 7X featuring intercontinental range, Falcon has taken profit from advanced technologies coming from both military and commercial range. Originally Falcon was known as the Mystere and inherited Dassault's expertise on military aircraft programs.
The first commercial model available was twinjet Falcon 20 (Mystere 20) followed by Falcon 200 which was also powered by two engines. In 1979, Dassault delivered the first long range, trijet Falcon 50 business jet. The Falcon 50EX is currently the last Falcon 50 model in production and is capable of traveling slightly more than 3,000 nautical miles (nm). Trijet Falcon 900 features ranges in excess of 4,000 nm (7,000+ km). In 1995, Dassault introduced Falcon 2000 twinjet aircraft for customers needing VIP transport for ranges no greater than 4,000 nautical miles. By 2006, Falcon 7X with an impressive range of 5,700 nm (10,500 km) will complete Falcon portfolio.
The Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000LX is a twin-engine business jet based on the Falcon 2000EX and launched at EBACE 2007. The Falcon 2000LX will be capable of a maximum range of 4,000 nm cruising at Mach 0.80 and climbing at 41,000-ft in just 18 minutes. The new fuel-efficient business jet will introduce blended winglets design from Seattle-based Aviation Partners. It will be able to connect: New York to Moscow; Paris to New Delhi; and Hong Kong to Brisbane. The Falcon 2000LX will replace the Falcon 2000EX model as production standard in the Falcon 2000 product line by 2010.
Falcon 2000LX's standard equipment will include EASy flight deck. The two propulsion plants provided to the new aircraft will be the Pratt & Whitney PW308C engines each rated at 7,000-lb of thrust. The new wing aerodynamics will reduce drag by 5 percent and are expected to be certified by the end of 2007. The 2000LX wingspan will be longer than that of 2000EX to accommodate the new blended winglets. The wing design might be available as option for Falcon 2000EXs due for delivery in 2008 and 2009. In addition to Falcon 2000LX and 2000EX, Dassault Aviation and Aviation Partners expect to retrofit the new winglets for the Falcon 900 and Falcon 50 business jets.
Falcon 2000LX Specifications
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 6 Area Wing Area: 49 square meter (527 square foot) Dimensions Cabin Height: 1.88 meter (74 inch)
Cabin Length: 7.98 meter (314 inch)
Cabin Width: 2.34 meter (92 inch)
Height: 7.06 meter (278 inch)
Length: 20.2 meter (796 inch)
Wingspan: 21.4 meter (70 foot) Performance Ceiling: 47,000 foot (14,326 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 2,630 foot (802 meter)
Max Range: 4,000 nautical mile (4,604 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 5,878 foot (1,792 meter) Speed Cruise Speed: 0.80 mach (956 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 0.86 mach (555 KTAS) Volume Baggage Capacity: 3.70 metric ton (131 cu ft) Weight Empty Weight: 10,644 kilogram (23,466 pound)
Fuel Load: 7,557 kilogram (16,660 pound)
Max Landing Weight: 17,826 kilogram (39,299 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 14,000 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 19,142 kilogram (42,200 pound)
Payload: 1,032 kilogram (2,275 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Falcon 2000LX News
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