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News: Dassault Falcon 2000LXS First Business Jet To Fly LPV200 Approach

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  1. Dassault Falcon 2000LXS First Business Jet To Fly LPV200 Approach
    The Dassault Company is proud to announce that one of its Falcon 2000 LXS executive jets became the first business jet to fly and operated on the LPV200 approach into France's Charles de Gaulle. It was the first business jet to fly an Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) with a published LPV minima of 200 ft, using Europe’s EGNOS LPV200 service. The flight, at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, was performed as part of initial European LPV200 trials, which also involved Airbus 350 and ATR-700 commercial aircraft.
  2. “The accuracy and stability of LPV guidance is really amazing, much better than with ILS,” said Dassault test pilot Jean-Louis Dumas, who was at the controls alongside operational pilot Olivier Perriaud during the EGNOS LPV200 trials. “Lowering the minima to 200 ft will be a great boon for European business aviation operations.” France was the first European country to publish approach procedures permitting EGNOS LPV200 service with a 200 ft (60 m) minima, the same level of performance as permitted by WAAS and ILS Cat 1. The EGNOS LPV service was introduced in 2011 but only to a decision height not lower than 250 ft. Dassault’s Falcon 900LX was at that time the first aircraft to fly an EGNOS LPV250 approach (performed in Pau, France early the same year). LPV approaches make it possible to land at facilities not equipped with expensive instrument landing systems, which includes many small regional and local airports. Lowering the decision height from 250 ft to 200 ft provides a substantial operational benefit in poor weather and low visibility conditions.

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    Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation
    Teterboro Airport
    200 Riser Road
    Little Ferry, NJ 07643

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