The Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000S, recently certified by EASA and the FAA for low visibility approaches down to 100 feet using the advanced FalconEye Combined Vision System (CVS), will be spotlighted at India’s largest military/civil aircraft show, Aero India, which opens February 20 at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. The 2000S will be presented alongside the company’s Rafale frontline fighter at the five-day event. The first Falcon 2000 nose section produced by the Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) manufacturing facility in Nagpur, India, will also be displayed during the show.
“In addition to their unrivaled combination of range, agility and airport performance, the reputation of Falcon jets in India and the surrounding region rests on Dassault Aviation’s half-century of experience supplying the Indian Air Force with sturdy, technologically advanced fighters for its frontline combat aircraft requirements,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation.
The Falcon 2000 twin-engine business aircraft has long been popular with Indian operators for its reliability, cabin comfort, hot-and-high capability, and low operating cost. Two third of the Falcons currently operating in the region are Falcon 2000S. The FalconEye enhanced flight vision system capability – the first Head-Up Display (HUD) to combine synthetic and enhanced vision capabilities – greatly improves access to airports in bad weather and significantly enhances aircraft fleet efficiency. The system is now also certified for the Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 8X.
The 3,350 nm/6,200 km Falcon 2000S – like its longer-range version, the Falcon 2000LXS – offers a short-field capability comparable to smaller midsize business jet models but with a range and comfort level significantly better than competitor aircraft. Redesigned wings, more powerful engines and an intuitive second-generation EASy II flight deck improve the ability of the 2000S to operate in and out of small, hard-to-reach airfields like those throughout the Indian subcontinent while permitting passengers to fly from Mumbai to Beijing or Delhi to Moscow nonstop.
The Falcon 2000S is also available with a wide range of state-of-the-art options, including the new Falcon Connecting flight connectivity service that seamlessly integrates all cockpit and cabin ground and satellite communications into a single bundled offering, and Falcon Sphere, a new comprehensive Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution.
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