Dassault Aviation actively participates in French and European aeronautical research programs:
- Management of the Clean Sky research program eco-design demonstrator,
- Participation in the SESAR air traffic management program,
- Participation in the Alpha-BIRD fuel program,
- Coordination of the HYPATHIE project dedicated to measuring humidity at high altitude to study connections between aviation and increased cloud cover,
- Participation in the Swiss solar airplane project, Solar Impulse, led by Bertrand Piccard.
As a member of the CORAC, Dassault Aviation actively contributed to developing a technology roadmap setting out work to be done at national level in addition to the activities supported by the Clean Sky program for completion by 2020.
Lastly, with support from the DGAC, Dassault Aviation conducts more specific research into its aircraft with the aim of reducing the weight of structures and enhancing the aerodynamics of future airplanes.