Dassault Aviation has selected Sabena Technics to modify four Falcon 50Ms for the French Navy. The aircraft are used for surveillance and maritime rescue. The modification will add a hatch enabling a boat to be dropped close to a person being rescued.
Working from Dassault’s preliminary concepts and specifications, Sabena Technics’s facility in Bordeaux, France, will design the modification, make the modification kit, integrate it on the first aircraft, and collaborate with Dassault’s quality department, test flight pilots and engineers on the control, tests and certification.
Following certification of this prototype, the modification will be replicated on the three other aircraft at Sabena Technics’ facility located in Dinard, France. This facility already supports the French Navy’s F50 fleet.
“We are delighted to have taken this significant step toward further strengthening our successful relationship with Dassault Aviation”, said Philippe Rochet, chief operating officer at Sabena Technics. “This smart collaboration enables us to work closely with another engineering team for the first time and share our skills to provide the highest levels of quality.”
The program should commence in the first quarter of 2018 and be completed by the end of 2019.
February 21, 2017