Dassault’s Falcon 2000, first produced in 1993, is based on the Falcon 900. The Falcon 2000 is a bit smaller than the 900 and comes equipped two engines as opposed to the three on the 900 model. Compared to the original 900, the original 2000 has a cabin that’s two feet shorter, but it burns nearly 60 fewer gallons of fuel per hour.
The original Falcon 2000, certified in 1994, comes equipped with two General Electric & AlliedSignal CFE738-1-1B engines and has a normal cruise speed of 447 knots, a range of 3,130 nautical miles, a climb rate of 3,730 feet per minute, and requires 5,304 feet of runway to takeoff and 3,309 to land.
In 2003, the Falcon 2000 was re-engined with more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engines and given a larger fuel capacity, thus creating the Falcon 2000EX. The 2000EX has a normal cruise speed of 470 knots, a range of 4,045 nautical miles, a climb rate of 4,375 feet per minute, and a requires 5,445 feet of runway to takeoff and 3,309 to land.
In 2004, the 2000EX EASy was certified, coming equipped with the more advanced EASy avionics package and updated pressurization and oxygen systems. Equipped with the same Pratt & Whitney engines as the 2000EX, its performance specs are nearly identical.
The Falcon 2000DX was certified in 2007, coming equipped with the same Pratt & Whitney engines found on the EX models, as well as the EASy cockpit. It performs similarly to the EX models, but comes with a range that’s 600 fewer nautical miles than the EX models due to a reduced fuel capacity.
In 2009, Dassault created a longer-range version of the EX models called the Falcon 2000LX that comes equipped with API blended winglets, increasing its range by 100 nautical miles over the EX models to 4,145.
In 2011, Dassault introduced the Falcon 2000S to fill a need for a Falcon 2000 with better runway performance. The 2000S comes equipped with the same Pratt & Whitney engines as the EX, DX, and LX models, but needs only 4,325 feet of runway to takeoff and 2,295 to land. It has a cruise speed of 447 knots, a range of 3,600 nautical miles, and a climb rate of 4,535 feet per minute.
In 2014, Dassault combined the characteristics of the 2000LX and 2000S, creating the 2000LXS with the long-range capabilities of the LX and the runway performance of the 2000S.
Dassault also created a Falcon 2000 for the Japanese Coast Guard called the 2000 MRA (Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft) for maritime patrol and surveillance.