Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 2000 evolved from the earlier Falcon 900, albeit slightly smaller and with two engines rather than three, although still with trans-continental range. It was first introduced as the Falcon X in 1989 and took its first flight in 1993, entering service as the 2000 two years later.
The 2000’s design was done digitally, the first that Dassault created without a physical model. The software they used helped to simplify the systems, making the jet easier to maintain and repair, and also improving its aerodynamic structure. Manufacture of the Falcon 2000 ended in 2006, with later iterations the 2000EX, 2000EX EASy, 2000DX, 2000LX, 2000S, 2000LXS, 2000 MSA and the 2000 MRA.
The Falcon 2000 measure 23.2ft high, 66.5ft long and has a wing span of 63.5ft. Inside, ten executive seats are fitted in the cabin, two of which stretch flat into beds. The cabin itself has a height of 6.2ft, a width of 7.7ft and a length of 26.3ft.
With two GE CFE 738-1-1B engines, the Falcon 2000 has a long range cruise speed of 430ktas, a normal cruise speed of 459ktas and a max cruise speed of 475ktas. Its normal range is 2,841nm and it has a max range of 3,130nm and a service ceiling of 47,000ft. It can climb to 37,000ft in 19 minutes.
The Falcon 2000 cockpit is fitted with the Collins Pro Line 4 fully-integrated avionics suite, with two display screens, a flight management system, weather radar and an Integrated Avionics Processor System.