Best of the Best 2013: Business Aircraft: Super Midsize: Dassault Falcon 2000LX
No super-midsize jet can take passengers farther than the Dassault Falcon 2000LX (201.440.6700, www.dassaultfalcon.com). When carrying four passengers, it can fly nonstop for 4,600 miles, which covers the distance from New York City to Moscow. Winglets on the $32.4 million jet have enhanced its range, agility, and fuel efficiency compared to those of its predecessor, the Falcon 2000. The 2000LX requires 270 gallons of fuel per hour of flight, which is unusually low for an aircraft of this size. The jet can climb to its cruising altitude in just 15 minutes. Runway performance is also a draw: At sea level, the 2000LX requires just 5,600 feet of runway for takeoff. It can seat as many as 10 passengers in a true stand-up cabin that is more than 6 feet tall and nearly 8 feet wide and features 18 oversize windows.