50 years of the Falcon brand

Posted on by on May 27th, 2013 | Comments Off

Dassault celebrates 50 years of the Falcon brand and will line-up some of the best aircrafts during this year’s EBACE event in Geneva. The lineup will feature the recently certificated Falcon 2000S, Dassault’s new entry level jet, along with the Falcon 900LX long-range aircraft and the top-of-the-line Falcon 7X. The 3,350 nm Falcon 2000S brings large cabin size and comfort to the super midsize price segment and comes fully equipped with a full slate of popular features. Standard equipment includes Easy II, FalconCabin HD+ and an attractive cabin conceived with BMW Group Designworks USA. The 2000S was certificated by the FAA and EASA in April and has already begun entry into service. The new 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS was also certificated in April. It combines the short field performance of the 2000S with the long range capability of the LX that it will replace by the end of 2013. Both the 2000S and the 2000LXS are fitted with moveable inboard slats and winglets that permit them to operate from hard-to-access airports like London City, with its challenging, steep approaches and short runway—something not possible with other business jets in their class. The 5,950 nm Falcon 7X trijet flies faster, farther and higher than any Falcon ever built. Its advanced Digital Flight Control System brings a level of sophistication and safety unequalled in business aviation. Pilots love the precision and control the system provides and passengers love the smooth, quiet ride. This year’s EBACE will be extra special as it coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Falcon brand. The first Falcon – born the Mystère 20 and later rechristened the Falcon 20 at the behest of its launch customer, Pan American Airways – jetted into the sky on May 4, 1963, ushering in a new era in business aviation. ”The 50th Anniversary is far more than a celebration of the past” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. “Sure, it’s a convenient milestone to recall a rich heritage peppered with wonderful stories from our many customers. But first and foremost, it’s a window into a very bright future, beginning with a brand new model, code named SMS, to be unveiled in the autumn.”

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