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What Makes the Dassault Falcon 2000 a Standout Private Jet?

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The versatile Dassault Falcon 2000 is an ideal heavy private jet for business trips and small group travel. It provides discerning flyers with the speed, range, and luxury amenities, but the lower operating costs associated with lighter jets. Charter a private aircraft like the Falcon for the features you need at the price point you want.

There are many heavy private jet models available to choose from, but this classic model still stands among the best heavy private jets in the industry due to its legendary reliability and impressively balanced features.

Robust, Intuitive, and Cost-Effective

Although it’s been in operation since the 1990s, Dassault reports that more than 550 Falcon 2000 series aircraft remain in service even today. The Dassault Falcon 2000 has built a long reputation as a robust, cost-effective, and extraordinarily capable private jet. It would be no stretch to call it the most efficient and well-rounded jet Dassault has ever produced.

Each model comes equipped with advanced compatibility with the most popular hand-held devices. You’ll be able to focus on critical work while in transit—or control intuitive cabin management features—from the comfort of your smartphone.

This model is renowned in the business jet market for its ability to turn a two-day trip into an in-and-out journey that makes it easier than ever to reach new and emerging growth markets. And since the average hourly rental rate of the Falcon 2000 is just under $5,000—putting it in the same price range as a much smaller jet—you can feel confident that every dollar spent is providing outstanding value.

Falcon 2000 Fuel Economy

Every Falcon model is a fuel-economy and low emission leader for its class. The Dassault Falcon 2000 is no exception, leading on emissions efficiency without any compromises in cabin space or in-flight productivity. 

According to Dassault, the Falcon 2000 “inherited the Falcon 900’s fuselage diameter, wing design, and certain circuits and systems like the landing gear.” The resulting plane is now relied upon by many leading international corporations to provide the ideal airborne office. It combines exceptional comfort, speed, and fuel-efficiency for both short and long business trips.

The model’s reduced fuel burn compared to other jets saves private flyers both time (fueling up) and money. This advantage has maintained the Falcon 2000’s position as one of the best heavy private jets on the market for more than two decades. No other aircraft enjoys such consistent high regard for a steady cadence of chartered business flights.

The Specs You Need

Here’s a glimpse at the specs that make the Falcon 2000 such a well-rounded heavy jet for private charter:

  • Engines: Two General Electric/Honeywell CFE738-1-1B engines are each capable of producing almost 6,000 pounds of thrust.
  • Fuel Consumption: Remarkably, the Dassault Falcon 2000 uses an average of only 245 gallons of fuel per hour (GPH).
  • Range: With 8 passengers, the Falcon 2000 can travel at Mach 0.8 for over 3,400 miles—a comfortable coast-to-coast range for all but the longest international flights.
  • Interior: The cabin of the Falcon 2000 is 1,024 cubic feet and comfortably carries 8 to 10 passengers and 2 to 3 crew members.
  • Speed: With a maximum cruising speed of 551 mph and a long-range speed of 478 mph, the Falcon 2000 matches the average travel time of much larger commercial aircraft.
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 14,326m

Purchasing a Dassault Falcon Jet

Travelers who fly more than 200 hours per year are nearing the point at which purchasing a private jet becomes a reasonable option for reducing long-term costs. Owning a private jet also makes for straightforward travel arrangements every time you fly. The Dassault Falcon 2000 (and its cousin, the 900) will stand up to the pace of frequent private flyers and come at a reasonable cost.

Dassault’s figures show that both the Falcon 2000 and 900 models consistently outperform their competition for retained value by as much as 10%. Prices for a pre-owned Dassault Falcon 2000 range between $3,000,000 and $6,000,000, a range that compares favorably with other private jets of this size. The Dassault Falcon 2000 classic model and other model variants start at $10,000,000.  

There are also regular operating costs to consider when owning a private jet. The total expected cost of operation for a Falcon 2000 (which covers crew, hangar storage, insurance, and more) averages around $1.2 million a year for 200 hours of travel. If these numbers make sense for your budget and flying habits, get in touch with us for up-to-date information on available aircraft.

Dassault Falcon 2000 Cost & Utilization Trends*

MARKET SUMMARY

 

FLIGHT ACTIVITY (LAST 365 DAYS)

In Operation

224

 

Number of Flights

15,649

For Sale

23

 

Average Distance

661 (nm)

Leased

13

 

Total Distance

10,355,812 (nm)

Asking Price

$2M - $5M

 

Average Flight Time

1.8 (hrs)

Manufacturer Year

1995 to 2005

 

Total Flight Time

28,318.8 (hrs)

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECT OPERATING COSTS (US AVERAGE)

TOTAL FIXED & DIRECT COSTS (NO DEPRECIATION) 

Block Speed Statute Miles/Hour

494

 

Cost/Hour

$4,337

Total Cost Per Statute Mile

$6.01

 

Cost/Statute Mile

$8.78 


*Data as of August 2020. Based on flight activity of 96% of in-operation aircraft

Charter a Falcon 2000 With Hangar 7 Today

Hangar 7 Aviation is the private charter partner you can trust for expert guidance and reliable service. Contact us today to learn more about our available Dassault Falcon 2000 jets for business trips or private vacation flights. We’ll find you the perfect aircraft, assist you with convenient charter arrangements, and help you take to the skies in one of the best heavy private jets in the industry.

*header image sourced from Dassault

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