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Presentation

Leader on the New Generation Fighter developed within the joint European program FCAS (Future Combat Air System).

Designer and builder of the Rafale multirole fighter, capable of handling all types of missions for both air forces and naval air arms.

Designer of the nEUROn combat drone, built by a European partnership.

Designer and builder of the Falcon family of business jets, recognized for their handling qualities, operational flexibility, low fuel consumption and innovative solutions.

Designer and builder of special Falcons for maritime surveillance, intelligence or medical evacuation missions.

The hub of a strategic industrial network comprising hundreds of companies in France and international markets. Core shareholder in ThalesExpertise in a number of technologies that are key to strategic Autonomy.

Pioneer in digital technologies and behind Catia™, the 3D CAD/CAM system that has become a global standard. Creator of more than 100 prototypes in the last century, with over 10,000 aircraft delivered to 90 countries.

Organization

  • Business sector

    Dual civil/military expertise :

    • Design
    • Production
    • Sales and support of business
    • Military aircraft
    • Space systems
  • Main customers
    • French armed forces
    • Foreign armed forces
    • Governments
    • Key accounts
    • Private clients
  • Subsidiaries
    • Dassault Falcon Jet
    • Dassault Falcon Service
    • Sogitec Industries
    • TAG Maintenance Services
    • ExecuJet MRO Services
    • Dassault Aviation Business Services
  • Main sites
    • France : Argenteuil, Argonay, Biarritz, Bruz, Le Bourget, Istres, Martignas, Mérignac, Poitiers, Saint-Cloud, Seclin, Suresnes
    • International : Teterboro, Little Rock, New Delhi, Nagpur, Pune, and a global network of service centers
  • Directors
    • Eric Trappier,
      Chairman and
      Chief Executive Officer
    • Loïk Segalen,
      Deputy Managing Director

History

The Dassault Aviation Group has always applied a dual (civil-military) technology strategy, an integral part of its DNA that ensures the company’s balance. The products for these markets are complementary, providing effective protection against fluctuating political and economic conditions.

The Éclair propeller from 1916 marked the start of aviation designs by Marcel Bloch, who was already building both civil and military aircraft between the two world wars. Marcel Bloch’s company turned out a long string of aircraft, ranging from the all-metal MB-60 trimotor postal plane, to the MB-174/175 reconnaissance planes and bombers, as well as the MB-200 and MB-210 bombers, the twin-engine MB-220 and four-engine MB-160 commercial transports, and the MB-152 single-seat fighter.

After returning from a concentration camp in April 1945, Marcel Bloch changed his name to Marcel Dassault. Since then, the company has delivered more than 8,250 civil and military aircraft to over 90 countries.

Dassault first earned its post-war reputation for the Ouragan-Mystère family of jet fighters, followed by the legendary Mirage family. From the early 1960s, the company added the Falcon family of business jets to its portfolio. It gave rise to two companies: Dassault Falcon Service, based in Le Bourget, France, and Dassault Falcon Jet, located in the United States.

The Dassault Aviation Group harbors experience and expertise that is unrivaled in Europe. The same design department and factories design and build both military aircraft (Rafale, drones) and Falcon business jets. Its subsidiary Sogitec offers high-performance simulators to the entire aviation industry.

One of Dassault Aviation's strengths is to have two activities, civil and military, which are mutually fertile at the technical and industrial levels, but which are based on markets with very different cycles.

All of the programs led by Dassault Aviation as prime contractor form a network of more than 500 partners who contribute to the technological development and economic growth of France, along with its strategic independence.

Innovation

As an industrial architect and systems integrator, Dassault Aviation knows how to develop and apply state-of-the-art technologies. Dassault Aviation offers this rare skill, making it a pivotal player in ensuring the strategic autonomy of France and Europe for both civil and military applications.
 
Innovation activities are fueled by research contracts and substantial self-financed investments. Dassault Aviation is working on the ongoing development of the Rafale (F4 and export standards), as well as on the development of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), the Falcon 6X, the Future Falcon, the Falcon 8X Archange strategic intelligence aircraft and the Falcon 2000 Albatros for maritime surveillance, not to mention the Eurodrone and the nEUROn UCAV.
 
As part of the France’s civil aviation research council, Corac, Dassault Aviation is involved in work on a composite wing demonstrator, as well as on tomorrow’s airborne systems and cockpits, more electric aircraft, not to mention production processes for the factory of the future.
As part of the Clean Sky 1 and Clean Sky 2 research programs, Dassault Aviation has been working with some twenty major partners in seven European countries to address environmental issues from a variety of angles.

Sesar a joint undertaking to improve European air traffic management, helped us with development of the FalconEye system, which will support the increased and safe use of airports, even under bad weather conditions, without having to add new ground infrastructures.

Dassault Aviation ranks number one in the Aviation/Naval/Space category classification of France’s top-performing businesses in terms of reducing greenhouse gases.

 

 

As part of the France’s civil aviation research council, Corac, Dassault Aviation is involved in work on a composite wing demonstrator, as well as on tomorrow’s airborne systems and cockpits, more electric aircraft, not to mention production processes for the factory of the future.

As part of the Clean Sky 1 and Clean Sky 2 research programs, Dassault Aviation has been working with some twenty major partners in seven European countries to address environmental issues from a variety of angles.
Sesar a joint undertaking to improve European air traffic management, helped us with our development of the FalconEye system, which will support the increased and safe use of airports, even under bad weather conditions, without having to add new ground infrastructures.

Careers

"Higher together" ...

With its roots in national history dating back more than 100 years, a strong corporate culture, highly recognized technical excellence, and an active social policy for its 12,500 employees, people remain the foundation and primary asset of Dassault Aviation.

As in 2019, Dassault Aviation is the third favorite company among students and young engineering graduates in 2020, all sectors combined, according to the latest Epoka / Harris Interactive. For the ninth consecutive year, it has been ranked in the “Universum” ranking of companies that are at the heart of future engineering graduates. For the past two years, Dassault Aviation has also been in the TOP 20 of IT students.