Dassault launches Falcon 2000LXS


French manufacturer Dassault has launched the Falcon 20000LXS at the NBAA 2012 in Orlando.

Dassault Falcon has launched the Falcon 2000LXS, its new super-midsize jet, which will replace the Falcon 2000LX in 2014.

The Falcon LXS sits alongside the Falcon 2000S in Dassault’s 2000-series lineup, the company’s second-best seller to the 7X. The Falcon 2000LXS sports a range of 4,000nm, an improvement on the 3,350nm range of the Falcon 2000S, an aircraft that will be certified in early 2013 and is on display this week at NBAA.

John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon was said: “Like all Falcons, the 2000LXS will offer the best fuel economy and the lowest operating costs in its category.”

With full fuel, the Falcon 2000LXS will have a payload of 2,190 pounds; a maximum takeoff weight of 42,800 lbs with a balanced field length of 4,675 ft, which is over 1,000 ft better than competing aircraft in this category. At M.80, the Falcon 2000LXS will offer a range of 4,000 nm (standard aircraft, full fuel, 6 pax, NBAA IFR reserves). It will climb to 41,000 ft in 19 minutes, reach a mid-cruise altitude of 45,000 ft and have a certified ceiling of 47,000 ft.

The Falcon 2000LXS will be certified in the first half of 2013 with deliveries beginning in 2014.

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