The Falcon 2000 is a twin-engine French-made business jet and is essentially a slightly smaller development on the Falcon 900 trijet, with United States transcontinental coast to coast market range.
The Falcon 2000 jet comes with fault monitoring and digital diagnostic systems, which help the mechanic in troubleshooting and repair work. Most parts of the airplane are positioned to be easy for mechanics to reach and maintain. The Falcon 2000 was designed to spend as little downtime in the shop as possible.
As of October 2018, 84% of Falcon 2000 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 16% new. 10.4% are for sale with the majority of those (77%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average time on the market is 196 days.
Dassault introduced the Falcon 2000 as the Falcon X in 1989 and carried out the development of the aircraft in partnership with Alenia. The first flight came in 1993 with entry into service in 1995. A total of 231 Falcon 2000 business jets were built, 1 is retired.
The Falcon 2000 was the first private jet that Dassault designed without a physical model. Its design was completely digital, created by Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) software. This software helped improve aerodynamic structure and simplified the airplane’s systems.
There are 230 Falcon 2000 aircraft in operation today. Most of these are wholly owned (199) with 9 in shared ownership and 22 in fractional ownership. 8% are currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of wholly owned Falcon 2000 aircraft (78%), followed by Europe (9%), and Asia (8%). NetJets has the largest fleet of Falcon 2000 aircraft (17).