Dassault's Falcon 2000EX EASy Gets FAA Type Certificate

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Less than a year after its introduction of the Falcon 900EX, Dassault celebrated its June 22 FAA certification for the Falcon 2000EX EASy. Introduction of the non-EASy equipped Falcon 2000EX took place in March 2003, while the EASy flight deck made its debut late last year on Dassault's flagship trijet. In the past year and a half, the 2000EX EASy test aircraft flew 143 flights, accumulating 335 flight hours. According to the company, 15 Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft are now in various stages of completion at Dassault's Little Rock (Ark.) Completion Center. Customer deliveries will begin almost immediately. Key components in the EASy flight deck are Honeywell-supplied hardware, including four 14-inch Primus Epic screens. "This marks the second successful application of the EASy flight deck," said Jean-Louis Cuvillier, 2000EX, Vice President of Falcon Aircraft Programs. The Falcon 2000EX has a nonstop NBAA IFR range of 3800 nm. According to Dassault, the 2000EX and its sibling the Falcon 2000 are the best-selling large-cabin business jets in use in corporate and fractional programs.