Dassault Introduces 2000DX...

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Earlier this month at the 58th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, Dassault announced a new addition to its line of business jets, the Falcon 2000DX. The 2000DX and its 3250-nm range will replace the Falcon 2000 in 2007, some 230 copies of which are flying. Dassault says the new 2000DX will feature the same interior as its even longer-range sibling, the 2000EX, but will be optimized for operators with different stage-length requirements. The company says its 2000DX design will be the only business jet in its class capable of landing with fuel tanks nearly full: The 2000DX can leave New York for Washington, D.C., and continue to San Francisco without adding fuel. The 2000DX will be powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engines, rated at 7,000 lbs. thrust. "The 2000DX will carry on the long tradition of high performance, superior efficiency and cabin comfort that the Falcon family is known for," said John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon. The standard equipped aircraft will have the capability to climb directly to FL410 in 17 minutes and offer a low approach speed of 112 KIAS. The 2000DX will also come standard with Dassault's EASy flight deck. According to the company, more than 60 EASy equipped aircraft are currently in operation and the system has received high marks for its integrated features and intuitive displays. Certification and first deliveries of the 2000DX are expected by the end of 2007.