Dassault Falcon announced that National Air Services (NAS) of Saudi Arabia has entered into a pre-purchase agreement for 20 Falcon 2000LXs. This agreement, related to the purchase of four firm orders plus an option for 16 more will be finalized this summer. With a total value of more than half a billion dollars, this will mark one of the largest purchase of business jets in this region. Deliveries should start in the third quarter of 2008 and then take place over the next six years.
The new Falcon 2000LX, announced at the European Business Aviation Association in Geneva last May is based on the popular Falcon 2000EX and will deliver an unbeatable combination of performance, comfort and value. It will feature a range of 4,000 nautical miles at Mach .80 and a "best-in-class" speed to 41,000 feet in just 18 minutes. The 2000LX will also come standard with the award-winning EASy flight deck which has won high marks of praise for its integrated features and intuitive displays.