Wed, Jun 23, 2004
Receives EASA Certification On Heels Of FAA Approval
Dassault Falcon celebrated another milestone in the roll out of
their new, advanced flight deck with EASA approval last week and
receipt today of FAA certification for the Falcon 2000EX EASy.
"This marks the second successful application of the EASy flight
deck." said Jean-Louis Cuvillier, 2000EX, Vice President of Falcon
Aircraft Programs. "The new, Dassault inspired technologies behind
the highly intuitive EASy system vastly improve crew situational
awareness and safety."
The new EASy flight deck made its debut late last year on
Dassault"s flagship 4500 nm Falcon 900EX. In the past year and a
half, the 2000EX EASy test aircraft flew 143 flights, accumulating
335 flight hours. "We are especially pleased with the excellent
reliability exhibited by the software." said Patrick Darses, head
of the engineering flight test group. "I must also give credit to
the Honeywell team for their dedication to our needs and critical
schedules." Honeywell supplies the hardware for the flight deck
including four 14 inch Primus Epic screens.
Dassault Falcon President and CEO
John Rosanvallon praised the engineering and flight test teams for
a job well done. "With such strong market demand for the Falcon
2000EX EASy, we are pleased that the test program went so well."
said Rosanvallon. "It's a tribute to both their professionalism and
passion for their work."
Introduction of the non EASy equipped Falcon 2000EX took place in
March last year where it met all key performance goals, and even
beat its predicted balanced field length [BFL] by five percent! The
2000EX and its sibling the Falcon 2000, are best-selling,
large-cabin business jets in use in corporate and fractional
The Falcon 2000EX has a nonstop capability of 3800 nm (6
passengers, NBAA IFR reserves, .80 Mach). It can fly westbound
nonstop flights from Paris or London to the east coast of the
United States, even into stiff winter headwinds; or eastbound
flights to Europe from major Midwestern cities like Detroit,
Chicago and Minneapolis. Other headwind legs like Dubai to London
and Sao Paulo to Miami are also achievable nonstop.
15 Falcon 2000EX EASy aircraft are now in various stages of
completion at the Little Rock Completion Center. Customer
deliveries will begin almost immediately.
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