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MEBA2012: Dassault debuts 2000S at show

Posted 12 December 2012 · Add Comment

Dassault Falcon Jet (chalet A13) is presenting its latest business jet – the super mid-sized Falcon 2000S – in the Middle East for the first time at MEBA.

Olivier VillaSet for certification early next year, the 2000S is fitted with inboard slats and winglets, allowing it to land at airfields that normally can only be served by much smaller midsize jets.
 
Dassault is also showing a Falcon 7X and a 900LX.
 
Olivier Villa, Dassault’s senior vice president said: “The 2000S can fly non-stop from Dubai to Paris or Riyadh to London City Airport, and is perfect for the Middle East market.”
 
Announced in 2011, the 3,350nm 2000S features inboard slats, high-Mach blended winglets, a new generation PW308C engine that comes with a new Talon II combustor that produces 20% fewer NOx emissions than the previous generation.
 
The aircraft also has an entirely new BMW Group DesignworksUSA interior and features a redesigned EASy II flight deck. Deliveries begin in early 2013.
 
The aircraft will be delivered standard with the new Rockwell Collins cabin management system (CMS).
 
In addition to saving weight, the CMS will provide high definition viewing for Blu-ray media on wide-screen monitors of up to 19 inches. Functions can be controlled anywhere in the aircraft via an iPod Touch or iPhone, with a special app that allows control of video playback, operation of the optional electronic window shades and adjustments to lights and temperature, among others. The AirCell Axxess II satcom system will be included as a standard feature, as will the EASy II cockpit.
 
Falcon is also expanding its Middle East sales and support network to cater for the 60 aircraft installed in the region. According to Renaud Cloatre, sales director for the Middle East, there are a further half-dozen aircraft arriving over the next 18 months. In addition to the Dubai office, the OEM has authorised service centres in Dubai and Jeddah, and a spares distribution centre in Dubai, plus a technical office in Jeddah. There are also flight training simulators for its in-production aircraft at Emirates Flight Training Centre in Dubai.
 

 

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