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As the world of business aviation awaits details of Dassault's first all-new Falcon since the launch of the 7X in 2001, the French manufacturer is continuing its successful strategy of ensuring the brand meets as many mission requirements as possible by updating and introducing variants of its established twin-engine 2000 and 900 trijet.

The latest member of the family to get the makeover treatment is the 2000LXS, a more capable replacement for the 2000LX. The new model will be offered alongside the new entry-level 2000s in a large-cabin segment, where competitors include the Bombardier Challenger 605 and Gulfstream G450, and where demand has remained reasonably robust since the financial crisis.

The 2000LXS - details of which were revealed in October 2012 - is the seventh derivative of the 20-year-old 2000, almost 500 examples of which have been built.

 

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 The 2000LXS, like the 2000S, comes with the EASy II cockpit as standard. A BMW Designworks cabin will be offered from next year


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