Dassault prepares to deliver first Falcon 2000S in India
Dassault is preparing to deliver its new Falcon 2000S business jet to the first customer in India.
Dassault Aviation is preparing to deliver its new Falcon 2000S business jet into India, following certification by the Indian airworthiness authorities.
The Falcon 2000S achieved certification in India on 1 November 2013. The aircraft has already been certified in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, and Dassault expects approval from the Canadian authorities shortly.
Dassault has delivered 10 Falcon 2000S business jets since aircraft deliveries started in April. The first aircraft to be based in India is set for delivery to a customer in Bangalore next month.
The aircraft is capable of flying 3,250 nautical miles and is able to operate from short runways and high altitude airports such as Kullu Manali, with its short runway of 3,690 feet / 1,125 m, and Leh airport which is at an altitude of 10,682 feet / 3,256 m.
“The exceptional short-field capability of the 2000S – particularly its hot-and-high performance and its ability to operate at London City Airport – combined with its spacious well-appointed cabin, make it ideal for the Indian market,” said Gilles Gautier, Falcon sales vice president for EMEA. “We expect the 2000S – and its longer-range cousin, the Falcon 2000LXS, also certified in early 2013 – to sell very well in India.”