Dassault updates 2000EX, adds winglets

 - May 31, 2007, 6:15 AM

Dassault revealed a new Falcon 2000 with winglets at EBACE. The new 2000LX, which is based on the company’s popular 2000EX, will provide 200 nm more range than its sibling. According to Aviation Partners chairman and CEO Joe Clark, whose company will be providing the blended winglets, the aircraft will be able to fly 4,000 nm at Mach 0.80 at 41,000 feet. The 66-inch-tall winglets add 6.75 feet to the wingspan of the Falcon 2000 and 275 pounds to its empty weight. Mtow will remain the same, while range increases 5 percent. Dassault expects certification of the 2000LX by the end of this year or early next year. It will replace the 2000EX starting with 2010 deliveries.