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Dassault prepares Falcon 2000S for first Indian customer

Dassault is preparing to deliver the first Falcon 2000S to an Indian customer following certification of the super-midsize business jet by the country’s civil aviation authority on 1 November.

The aircraft will be handed over to an unnamed Bangalore-based customer in December. The 10-seat twin-jet has already been approved by the US, European, Brazilian, Mexican and Turkish aviation authorities and Canadian validation is expected shortly, the French airframer says.

The 2000S was launched in May 2011 as a rival to Bombardier’s Challenger 300 and Gulfstream’s G280. The twinjet features inboard leading edge wing slats, high-Mach blended winglets, Pratt & Whitney PW308C engines and an approach speed of 107kt (198km/h), allowing it to land at airports with challenging, steep approaches and short runways – such as London City airport in the UK capital.

The 2000S also sports a BMW Group DesignworksUSA interior and a redesigned cockpit incorporating the EASy II flightdeck. Dassault has delivered 10 of the types to date.

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