Waterford Township-based fractional business aviation program Corporate Eagle today announced the acquisition of a Falcon 2000EX, which will provide members with nonstop service capabilities to Europe. The plane will be configured for 10 passengers, plus a cabin attendant, and accommodations will include a fully equipped forward galley, private aft lavatory, and combined 131-cubic feet of inflight-accessible luggage and wardrobe storage space.
The aircraft is powered by two Pratt and Whitney high-efficiency turbofan engines, each delivering 7,000 pounds of thrust, superior long-range fuel efficiency. Combined with advanced aerodynamics, the Falcon 2000EX can reach speeds of 558 miles per hour, a service ceiling of 47,000 feet, and operational range of more than 4,000 miles.
“We answered a growing demand from our members for nonstop capabilities to Europe and the southern hemisphere by adding the Falcon 2000EX to our current fractional fleet,” says Rick Nini, Corporate Eagle’s CEO. “Corporate Eagle’s fractional aircraft program continues to expand rapidly.”
Member flight productivity also includes Gogo 4G WiFi with integrated capability to text and talk with personal smartphones, a high-speed SwiftBroadband global satellite voice and data system, and an Airshow 500 Flight Information System with dual LCD widescreen monitors. Additionally, the Falcon 2000EX’s cockpit offers Rockwell/Collins Pro Line 21 integrated avionics suit, including the Future Air Navigation System 1/A+ and is fully NexGen compliant.
After posting more than 5,300 flight hours in 2016 (a 12 percent increase from 2015) Corporate Eagle is projected to top 6,000 hours of flight time this year, with more than 2,000 member trips, 4,000 passenger leg segments, and landings in 30 different countries. The company is now comprised of 41 southeast Michigan members.