Falcon 2000S

By By Fred George fred.george@aviationweek.com
Source: Business & Commercial Aviation

The aircraft also has many assets that are not shown by the bar graph, including overall cabin volume and baggage capacity, and floor width. It offers large-cabin head and shoulder room for seated passengers. It's the only aircraft in its price range to offer a four-seat conference grouping with two additional facing chairs on the opposite side of the cabin.

Orders for large-cabin aircraft are resurging at a time when orders for smaller aircraft remain lackluster. With the 2000S, Dassault is betting it can attract a big chunk of customers lusting for a large cabin but buying with super-midsize budgets. The Falcon 2000S now gives the firm a way to field a large-cabin aircraft in the super-midsize class, offering more cabin comfort, better field performance and higher tanks-full payload.

However, it's tempting to load up the aircraft with popular options and boost its purchase price by $1 million or more. At $28 million to $29 million, the Falcon 2000S is priced well above other super-midsize jets. It's more like a Château Dassault St. Emilion Grand Cru Classé and less like a Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois.

But Dassault points out that the Falcon 2000S isn't a faux Falcon, a cheapened version of a Falcon 2000LXS. Rather, it's a fully fledged member of the Falcon family. Now, it's up to the market to decide if the Falcon 2000S is in a class of its own.

Dassault Falcon 2000S Performance

These graphs are designed to illustrate the performance of the Dassault Falcon 2000S under a variety of range, payload, speed and density altitude conditions. Dassault Falcon Jet sales engineer Alexandre Gregoire provided the data for the Range/Payload Profile. Data for the specific range chart were extracted from the Dassault Falcon 2000S Performance Manual. Do not use these data for flight planning purposes because they do not take into account ATC delays, and less than optimum routings and altitudes, along with other factors that can alter actual aircraft performance.

To watch our video pilot report of the Falcon 2000S, tap here in the digital edition of BCA, or go to AviationWeek.com/video

Dassault Falcon 2000S Specifications
BCA Equipped Price$27,000,000
Characteristics
Wing Loading77.7
Power Loading2.93
Noise (EPNdB)78.0/92.0/90.5
Seating2+10/19
Dimensions (ft./m)
ExternalSee three-view
Internal
Length26.3/8.0
Height6.2/1.9
Width (Maximum)7.7/2.3
Width (Floor)6.3/1.9
Thrust
Engine2 PWC PW308C
Output/Flat Rating OAT°C6,998 lb. ea./ISA+15C
TBO7,000 hr.
Weights (lb./kg)
Max Ramp41,200/18,688
Max Takeoff41,000/18,597
Max Landing39,300/17,826
Zero Fuel29,700/13,472c
BOW25,000/11,340
Max Payload4,700/2,132
Useful Load16,200/7,348
Executive Payload2,000/907
Max Fuel14,600/6,622
Payload With Max Fuel1,600/726
Fuel With Max Payload11,500/5,216
Fuel With Executive Payload14,200/6,441
Limits
Mmo0.862
FL/VmoFL 250/370
PSI9.3
Climb
Time to FL 37014 min.
FAR Part 25 OEI Rate (fpm/mpm)535/163
FAR Part 25 OEI Gradient (ft./nm)261/42
Ceilings (ft./m)
Certificated47,000/14,326
All-Engine Service43,700/13,320
Engine-Out Service26,150/7,971
Sea Level Cabin25,300/7,712
CertificationFAR 25 / EASA CS 25

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