June 2010

Retrofit Blended Winglets Available for Falcon 2000DX

Seattle, USA. June 1, 2010 – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announced today that its High Mach Blended Winglets are now available for retrofit on the Falcon 2000DX aircraft. The FAA has expanded the applicability of the STC, originally approved in April 2009, such that all in-service Falcon 2000 series models – the 2000, 2000EX, 2000EX EASy and 2000DX – are now eligible to receive the performance enhancing Winglet upgrade (the Falcon 2000LX is delivered from Dassault with the API Blended Winglets as standard equipment).

“Whilst there is currently a relatively small population of 2000DX aircraft in operation we expect this model to be very popular in the future;” Said Gary Dunn, API Vice President of Sales, “adding DX eligibility to our existing STC means that every 2000 series owner can now benefit from our state-of-the art Winglets”.

The Winglets for the Falcon 2000 Series are “High Mach” Blended Winglets – this revolutionary new design is optimized for cruise speeds of Mach .80 and higher. The Winglets provide a drag reduction, and corresponding range increase, of 5 percent at Mach .80 and more than 7 percent at Long Range Cruise (LRC). In addition to making the 2000DX a 3,400+ nm range aircraft at Mach .80, while reducing operating costs and carbon emissions, the Winglets provide a dramatic visual enhancement.

“Anytime you can improve the productivity and performance of an existing asset, while making it more eco-friendly, is a wise investment.” Said Joe Clark, API founder and CEO, “We are doing our part in a changing world.”

Installation is available through API’s network of authorized installers including Duncan Aviation, Midcoast Aviation, Standard Aero and West Star Aviation in the United States, as well as TAG Aviation in Europe. For more information on Blended Winglets for the 2000DX, and other members of the Falcon 2000 family, or future retrofit plans for Falcon 900 and 50 series aircraft, contact Gary Dunn at media@winglets.com or .

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