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Dassault's Falcon 2000EX EASy Series Receives EASA and FAA Approval for Autobrake Feature
Teterboro, New Jersey
6/10/2010
(Teterboro, New Jersey, June 10, 2010) – Dassault has been granted approval by both the EASA and the FAA for an autobrake feature on the Falcon 2000EX EASy series (2000EX EASy, 2000DX and 2000LX). Specially designed for short runways, the feature adds greater safety margins by reducing landing distances by as much as 150 feet on normal approaches and 300 feet on steep approaches which were recently approved by the EASA.  It will also help to meet the demanding runway requirements of London City Airport (LCY) where flight tests have already been performed. 
 
"The system is transparent to the pilot,” said Dassault’s chief test pilot, Philippe Deleume. "It is like landing with the brake pedals pushed forward. Pilots activate the autobrake function during approach by engaging a button located near the landing gear controls. Braking begins as soon as the main landing gear touches down while the nose gear is still off the ground, which is 1 to 1.2 seconds earlier than with the normal procedure. As soon as the pilot pushes the pedals on the ground, the autobrake disengages and the pilot brakes normally. Passengers will feel the same deceleration (0.4g) as in a conventional high performance landing.”
 
For a pilot already type-rated in the 2000EX EASy, the training requirement is a 10 minute ground course, an approach and a go around in a simulator. The autobrake will be included in standard production aircraft and will be available as a retrofit for all 2000EX model series at any Dassault Aircraft Services facility. The modifications include the installation of two circuit boards, one for each BSCU (Braking System Control Unit), a cockpit-installed push button, and wiring modifications.

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Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,500 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X.

About Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.

 
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