Asian Debut for Falcon 2000S Cabin
Dassault Falcon Jet (Chalet CD41) is showing off its award-winning BMW Group Designworks cabin for the Falcon 2000S here at the Singapore Airshow for the first time. The interior is installed in the Falcon 2000LX on the show’s static display.
The French airframer’s latest variant of the Falcon 2000 program, the 2000S recently received the prestigious 2011 Good Design Award for its cabin design. The award comes from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and the European Center for Architecture, Art and Urban Studies. The Falcon 2000S was selected from among thousands of product designs from more than 38 countries.
The thinking behind the new interior aims to optimize the cabin space for efficiency and productivity, using visual design elements to stretch the cabin and create better flow. Upwash and downwash ambient lights, as well as strong contrasts between materials, emphasize the space on board.
The interior is available in three variations: “Sedona” features earthy beige colors; “Havana” features a palette of browns; while “Alpine” offers contrasts between the colors of an alpine peak and the darker colors of earth and rock.
The 3,350-nm, twin-engine Falcon 2000S features inboard slats, the new generation EASy II flight deck as well as a pair of high-Mach blended winglets. A new generation 308C engine from Pratt & Whitney provides 7,000 pounds of thrust, and produces 20 percent fewer NOx emissions than previous generations.
Dassault is also displaying one of its flagship Falcon 7X jets at the show. The company announced this week that the fleet had reached the 100,000-flight-hour milestone. The first 7X was delivered in June 2007, and since that time 133 have entered service in 31 countries.