Featuring the same cabin cross section and exterior dimensions as the Falcon 900, the Falcon 2000 is powered by two CFE738 turbofan engines [versus three on the 900 series] and will has an NBAA IFR range of 3000 nm at .80 Mach. First of a new category of business jets, the "medium-large" Falcon 2000 was announced at the 1989 Paris Show and previewed at NBAA. Introduced in 1993, the Falcon 2000, a new twinjet, kept the same fuselage diameter as the Falcon 900. Aimed at the intermediate market niche, the largest, it sets a new standard in business aviation, exactly meeting users' desires.
In accordance with a date announced in 1989, the Falcon 2000 is certified 30 November 1994 by the European Joint Airworthiness Authority, or JAA. This is the first certification by the JAA of any new business jet type. FAA certification of the Falcon 2000 comes on 02 February 1995. This historic approval marked the first time that the United States FAA has approved a new business jet type previously certified by the JAA. The Falcon 2000 is now fully certified as a new Transport Category Aircraft type under both FAR 25 and the parallel European JAR 25, through Amendment 42.
Now certified, Falcon 2000s began entering corporate service. Measured reductions in airframe drag and stall speeds give Falcon 2000 "better than advertised" performance in virtually every category-range, climb, initial cruise altitude, temperature margins and airfield performance. The Falcon 2000 can reach 41,000 ft in under 25 minutes from max takeoff weight and accelerate to .80 Mach cruise at a higher temperature (ISA + 6) than any other large business jet.
The Falcon 2000EX received FAA and EASA certification in 2003. The 2000EX is the highly anticipated sibling of the Falcon 2000 but with a longer-range capability. City pairs include Paris or London to the east coast of the United States - even in stiff winter headwinds - or eastbound from Detroit, Chicago or Minneapolis to Europe.
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