Dassault Delivers 100th 2000EX

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Dassault Falcon this month said it recently delivered its 100th Falcon 2000EX from its Little Rock Completion Center. The new aircraft was delivered to United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as a replacement for an older aircraft and is the second Falcon 2000EX EASy in UTC's fleet. The basic 3,800-nm aircraft was certified in 2003, and was renamed the Falcon 2000EX EASy in June 2004 when the award-winning EASy flight deck was certified on the aircraft. The worldwide fleet recently passed 70,000 flight hours and 40,000 landings.

The Falcon 2000EX EASy is the longer-legged version of the venerable twinjet Falcon 2000 and offers a 25% increase in range over its older sibling. The new aircraft is powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engines, which allow it to fly nonstop westbound from Paris or London to the U.S. east coast, even into stiff winter headwinds. Eastbound flights to Europe from major Midwestern cities like Detroit, Chicago and Minneapolis are also well within its range. Next up from Dassault in the Falcon 2000 family: The Falcon 2000DX is expected to enter service at the end of 2007.