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Dassault Aviation to make first Indian delivery of 2000S business jet

French airframer Dassault Aviation said it is preparing to deliver its new Falcon 2000S business jet into the important Indian market following certification by the Indian airworthiness authorities.

The 2000S was certified on November 1st, continuing a process that began in the spring of 2013 with the receipt of FAA and EASA approvals. The aircraft has already been certified in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, and Dassault expects approval from the Canadian authorities shortly.

Dassault said the 2000S also recently received EASA and FAA steep approach approval, paving the way for its operation at London City Airport in the heart of London.

The firm has delivered 10 Falcon 2000S business jets since aircraft deliveries started in April. The first aircraft to be based in Indiais set for delivery to a customer in Bangalore next month. The 3,250 nm / 6,300 km Falcon 2000S is equipped with winglets and full inboard slats that enable it to land and takeoff at steep angles and low speed, even at high altitudes and high temperature conditions.

It can operate to challenging Indian airports such as Kullu Manali, with its short runway of 3,690 feet / 1,125m, and Leh airport which is at an altitude of 10,682 feet / 3,256m.

At a typical end-of-flight profile, the 2000S needs just 2,315 feet of runway – better than super mid-size jets and even some turboprop aircraft.

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