Cessna Citation Longitude vs Dassault Falcon 2000S

How do the Cessna Citation Longitude and Dassault Falcon 2000S compare side-by-side? What are the advantages offered by each model? Mike Chase analyses the performance and productivity parameters.

Mike Chase  |  30th July 2021
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Over the following paragraphs we’ll consider key productivity parameters for the Citation Longitude and Dassault Falcon 2000S (including payload, range, speed, and cabin size) to establish which aircraft provides the better value in the business jet market.

Citation Longitude

The Citation Longitude, manufactured by Cessna received FAA certification in September 2019, and features a swept wing design with winglets, and a “T” style empennage.

Two FADEC-controlled Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines power the jet, while a pressurized cabin with a flat floor typically accommodates eight passengers in executive configuration. The Longitude has a certified ceiling of 45,000ft. As of this writing, 34 Citation Longitude business jets were in operation, with twelve in fractional operations. Thirty-three were based in the US.

Dassault Falcon 2000S

Built by Dassault, the Falcon 2000S, meanwhile, received EASA and FAA certification in April 2013. The model represents a short-field, slightly shorter-range version within the well-established Falcon 2000 family.

The Falcon 2000’s short field capabilities open up several more airport options compared to other models in the Falcon 2000 family, while its spacious cabin seats up to 10 passengers in executive configuration. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW308C powerplants, each engine is equipped with Talon II combustors, reducing the nitrous oxide emissions by 20%. The Falcon 2000S has a certified ceiling of 47,000ft.

Since deliveries began there were 44 wholly-owned Dassault Falcon 2000S business jets in operation worldwide, at the time of writing, 20 of which were based in the US.

How much do the jets cost?
Cessna Citation Longitude
$29.77 m
Dassault Falcon 2000S
$28.8 m
What is the payload?
Cessna Citation Longitude
2,400 lbs
Dassault Falcon 2000S
4,950 lbs
How many Passengers
Cessna Citation Longitude
8
Dassault Falcon 2000S
10
What is the range?
Cessna Citation Longitude
3500 nm
Dassault Falcon 2000S
3540 nm
What's the long range cruising speed
Cessna Citation Longitude
449 knots
Dassault Falcon 2000S
437 knots
What's the cost per hour
Cessna Citation Longitude
US$1,536
Dassault Falcon 2000S
US$1,605
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Michael Chase owns Chase & Associates, an aviation consulting firm specialized in industry product and market research in the Commercial & Business Aviation sectors.

With over five decades of extensive experience, Michael has worked as a director of special projects for JETNET, LLC; served as Senior Management Consultant for Sabre Holding; and was Director of Market & Sales Research for Gulfstream Aerospace, leading sales and product research, including feasibility and viability studies.


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Mike Chase

Mike Chase

Editor, Aircraft Comparisons

Michael Chase owns Chase & Associates, an aviation consulting firm specialized in industry product and market research in the Commercial & Business Aviation sectors.

With over five decades of extensive experience, Michael has worked as a director of special projects for JETNET, LLC; served as Senior Management Consultant for Sabre Holding; and was Director of Market & Sales Research for Gulfstream Aerospace, leading sales and product research, including feasibility and viability studies.


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