Falcon 2000


The Falcon 2000 is the newest part of Falcon's business-class jet line, and it is capable of transcontinental flight. It shares a wing and frontal fuselage with the Falcon 900, but there are a number of differences between the twojets. The 2000 has a 3000 nm range, which is less than that of the 900. The design differences eliminated the need for a third engine, allowing the 2000 to be fitted with twin CFE738s. These engines offer greater economic and maintenance benefits, and they were developed just for the Falcon 2000 in a partnership between AlliedSignal and GE. The fuselage of the Falcon 2000 is six and a half feet shorter than that of the 900, so it carries less baggage, fuel, and seats fewer passengers.

Another big difference between the 900 and the 2000 is the area at the rear of the fuselage. The engineers at Dassault saw that the tri-engine layout wasn't very efficient; they instead opted for a twin-engine design with an area-ruled rear fuselage. Changes to the wing were also made, such as the removal of inboard slats and a different leading edge. The cockpit of the Falcon 2000 has a Collins EFIS avionics suite and optional HUDs for approaches in inclement conditions. Dassault has partnered with Alenia and other partners in the making of the Falcon 2000, which was announced in the middle of 1989. Its first flight happened in March of 1993, and it earned certification in 1994, with the first delivery in 1995.