“Albatros” is a maritime aviation surveillance and intervention program run by Dassault Aviation in response to a requirement from the French Navy, based mostly on a army model of the Falcon 2000LXS. The Directorate-Normal of Armaments’ preliminary order is for seven plane out of a deliberate complete of twelve. Dassault Aviation has assigned Safran Electrical & Energy the duty of electrically modifying and putting in the wiring for these seven plane, with an possibility for 5 further airplanes. The wiring shall be manufactured in Vichy after which put in on the plane on the buyer’s premises in Mérignac. The primary “Albatros” shall be delivered to the French Navy in 2025.

“Following the Archange contract we received in 2021, that is the second Falcon mission program for which we’ve got been chosen. We shall be industrializing these electrical harnesses from their digital definition equipped by the shopper, utilizing an answer from our digital suite. The settlement with Dassault Aviation is a ‘turnkey’ challenge that features the manufacture of the wiring, its on-board set up and all testing,” explains Benoit Gagey, Program Supervisor for Safran Electrical & Energy.


Over 2,250 Falcon household plane have been delivered in additional than 80 international locations; logging greater than 16 million flight hours. When outfitted with particular programs, their efficiency, flexibility and robustness allow them to perform all kinds of army in addition to public service missions. The Falcon’s huge physique fuselage permits quite a few structure prospects for multirole missions. Every plane can obtain tools and programs tailor-made to particular roles, comparable to maritime surveillance and reconnaissance, aerial images, weapons system coaching, digital warfare, goal towing, air ambulance…

Practically 10% of the Falcon plane are utilized by army or governmental companies. The Falcon fleet counts over 200 multirole plane used for numerous missions. These plane have dropped at their operators a really excessive stage of effectivity, reliability and maintainability, whether or not for civilian or army missions’ functions. With a purpose to reply to altering wants for blue water operations in addition to coastal and border surveillance, spin-off variations of the Falcon 2000 and the Falcon 900 enterprise jets have been designed. This new cost-efficient multi-role plane household of Falcons has been constructed on the experience and suggestions expertise gained by Dassault Aviation.