All current production Falcons certified for steep approach


Falcon 900 EASy and Falcon 2000 EASy series aircraft receive FAA steep approach approval

Dassault Falcon LCY approachDassault has received
approval from the FAA for steep approaches on all Falcon 900 EASy (900EX
EASy/DX/LX ) and Falcon 2000 EASy (2000EX EASy/DX/LX) series. Both model series
had already received steep approach certification from the European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA).

With the most recent approvals, the entire current
production Falcon fleet is now certified for steep approaches.

“With the ability to
make steep approaches into challenging airports, while complying with noise
abatement procedures, Falcons continue to be the most flexible and capable of
business aircraft,” said John Rosanvallon, president and chief executive
of Dassault Falcon. “Dassault Falcon is the only business aircraft
manufacturer to have both EASA and FAA steep approach approval for all of its
in-production models.”

The Falcon 7X was certified
for steep approaches by EASA in 2008 and by the FAA in 2009. The Falcon 2000EX
EASy aircraft retrofitted with autobrakes, and the 2000LX, which has autobrakes
as standard equipment, are certified to operate out of London City
Airport, as are the
Falcon 900 series of aircraft.

London City Airport (LCY),
in the heart of London,
is a popular destination because of the importance of the city as a financial
hub. London will also be the location of the 2012
Summer Olympic Games, which due to London
City’s convenient access,
are expected to generate especially heavy traffic at the facility.

Other airports requiring
steep approach certification and now accessible to the Falcon fleet, include
Lugano-Agno with a 6.65 degree approach angle and Sion airport both in Switzerland.