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DASSAULT Falcon 2000

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Name Falcon 2000
Manufacturer DASSAULT
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

DASSAULT Falcon 2000

DASSAULT Falcon 2000

DASSAULT Falcon 2000 DASSAULT Falcon 2000 3D


Long range, large size corporate jet. In service since 1995. Twin engine development of long range Falcon 900. Shares the 900s wings and fuselage with modern twin jet design.

Technical Data

Wing span 19.3 m63.32 ft <br />
Length 20.2 m66.273 ft <br />
Height 7.1 m23.294 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x GE CFE738-1-1B (26.7kN) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric CFE738

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 458 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1640 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.80 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1350 m
MTOW 1580015,800 kg <br />15.8 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL470 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 30003,000 nm <br />5,556,000 m <br />5,556 km <br />18,228,346.47 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F2TH

  • F2TH / GLID, vicinity St Gallen-Altenrhein Switzerland, 2017 (On 15 October 2017, a Falcon 2000EX on base leg for an easterly ILS approach at St Gallen-Altenrhein came into close proximity with a reciprocal track glider at 5000 feet QNH in Class ‘E’ airspace in day VMC with neither aircraft seeing the other until just before their minimum separation - 0.35 nm horizontally and 131 feet vertically - occurred. The Investigation attributed the conflict to the lack of relevant traffic separation requirements in Class E airspace and to the glider not having its transponder switched on and not listening out with the relevant ATC Unit.)
  • GLEX/F2TH, vicinity Ibiza Spain, 2012 (On 21 September 2012, two aircraft came into conflict in Class 'A' airspace whilst under radar control at night and loss of separation was resolved by TCAS RA responses by both aircraft. Investigation found that one of the aircraft had passed a procedurally-documented clearance limit without ATC clearance or intervention and that situational awareness of its crew had been diminished by communications with the conflicting aircraft being conducted in Spanish rather than English. A Safety Recommendation on resolving the "persistent problem" of such language issues was made, noting that a similar recommendation had been made 11 years earlier.)