Civil and military aircraft

Serving armed forces

Our military aircraft deliver what’s needed to meet current and future strategic challenges. In addition to France, seven other countries have placed their trust in the Rafale fighter. As of the end of 2022, the total number of confirmed orders for Rafales stood at 417, including 225 for export, and 253 had been delivered.

Combat-proven performance

The Rafale has now logged a total of 405,000 flight-hours (including 63,500 operational hours flown by French pilots since 2007), making it one of the world’s most seasoned fighter jets.

The Rafale has demonstrated its outstanding versatility in some of the most challenging operational environments. It can handle a variety of missions that previously required seven different types of aircraft.

The Rafale is one of the key components of France’s nuclear deterrence.

As of the end of 2022, France had ordered a total of 192 Rafales, including 12 aircraft to compensate for those sold to Greece; out of these, 153 have already been delivered. A further order (to be announced in 2023) for 30 more fighters is planned as part of the 2019-2025 military spending bill, to which will be added 12 further Rafales to offset those sold to Croatia.

Rafale F3-R in service

The Rafale has been designed to be able to incorporate new features throughout its service life based on operational feedback. The F3-R standard entered operational capability on schedule in December 2019. It completed its first combat mission in September 2020. The standard features the Meteor air-to-air missile, the Talios laser designation pod and the latest version of the AASM smart weapon system.

Rafale F4 under development

Launched in December 2018, the F4 standard boasts connectivity features that will enhance networked combat effectiveness and pave the way for the Future Air Combat System (FACS). This standard will also include upgrades in terms of the radar and OSF search & track systems, helmet-mounted display, along with Mica NG air-to-air and 1,000-kg AASM smart weapon systems.

The F5 standard is currently under development.

Rafale’s export success

The United Arab Emirates purchased 80 Rafale F4s in December 2021, which is the largest military export order ever secured by Dassault Aviation.

In February 2022, Indonesia signed a two-phase contract for 42 Rafales (6 plus 36). The deal provides for delivery of a comprehensive solution, including training and logistical support. Indonesia is a first-time military customer for Dassault Aviation and its second Rafale customer in the Indo-Pacific region.

On top of an initial purchase of 24 aircraft in 2015, Egypt announced an order for 31 further fighters in 2021.

Greece is the first European country to acquire the Rafale. An initial contract for 6 new and 12 pre-owned aircraft was signed in January 2021. Six further new Rafales were ordered in March 2022.

In November 2021, Croatia, which had never before flown our fighter jets, joined the growing ranks of Dassault customers by purchasing 12 pre-owned Rafales under a government-to-government agreement. Dassault Aviation has been contracted to provide maintenance for this fleet.

India ordered 36 Rafales in 2016. The Indian Air Force (IAF) took delivery of the first of its fighter in October 2019. Deliveries were completed on schedule in 2022, despite the ongoing Covid crisis.

Qatar has acquired 36 Rafales — 24 in 2015 then a further 12 in 2017 —, with an option on 36 more aircraft. Deliveries commenced in February 2019 and were completed in 2022.

ATL2 and special-mission Falcons

Our ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft, which play a key role in France’s nuclear deterrence, are currently undergoing modernization.

Work on the Falcon 8X Archange strategic intelligence aircraft is continuing.

In December 2020, the French Navy placed an order for 7 Falcon Albatros jets, with delivery scheduled beginning in 2025. These maritime surveillance and intervention aircraft (AVSIMAR) are based on the Falcon 2000LXS and the number of aircraft involved is expected to increase to at least 12.

By 2021, the Japan Coast Guard had been supplied with 6 Falcon 2000 MSAs.

The Republic of Korea placed an order for 4 Falcon 2000S in 2022.

Falcon, enabling decisive meetings

Our Falcons are state-of-the-art business jets designed for the most exacting missions; their versatility, comfort as well as the incorporation of military-inspired innovations set them apart from the competition.

Falcon Family

Our Falcons are state-of-the-art instruments designed to combine outstanding performance with exceptional levels of passenger comfort:

  • the ability to fly to destinations that are as close as possible to where passengers need to go, and to use runways that are inaccessible to large aircraft, including short or high-altitude landing strips; this can be achieved even in the severest of weather conditions, thanks in particular to our FalconEye head-up Combined Vision System (CVS);
  • exceptional eco-efficiency compared to other aircraft in the same category and the ability to fly using a 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) mix, which reduces CO2 emissions by between 80% and 90% compared to kerosene;
  • outstanding cabin comfort thanks to handling quality provided by our flight controls, enhanced soundproofing and pressurization, and superior air quality;
  • design and manufacturing excellence, as attested to by our commercial, military and government customers, and backed by our commitment to customer support;
  • high-speed Internet connectivity, with a full range of services for both passengers and crew, enabling seamless and secure use of connected devices.

Falcon 10X: penthouse in the sky

Unveiled in 2021, the Falcon 10X is set to be the most innovative business jet in the Falcon family and the first to fly entirely using sustainable aviation fuels. Powered by 2 Rolls-Royce Pearl® 10X engines, it will have a top speed of Mach 0.925 and a range of 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km).

The Falcon 10X has been conceived and fitted out as a suite designed for both work and relaxation on flights lasting more than 15 hours. Its spacious, bright and relaxing cabin has already garnered awards, notably the Good Design Award. Over 6 and a half feet high and around 9 feet wide, the interior can accommodate three to four sitting areas, with the option of a shower and a queen-size bed. It has a cabin altitude of 3,000 ft when flying at 41,000 ft.

The Falcon 10X is packed with technological advances, many of which stem from our expertise in fighter jets: high-aspect-ratio composite wings; digital flight controls unrivaled in terms of their precision and responsiveness; an ability to negotiate the most challenging runways (such as London City); data fusion and automatic recovery mode for optimal safety; high-performance and intuitive connectivity; optimized flight paths to help reduce the aircraft’s environmental footprint.

Falcon 6X: taking flying to a whole new level

Launched in February 2018 for entry into service in 2023, the Falcon 6X completed its first flight on March 10, 2021, paving the way for its certification.

Designed as much for everyday tasks as for long-haul flights (5,500 nm), it redefines the flying experience, enabling the traveler to work and relax in an ergonomically designed cocoon, the product of a meticulous attention to each and every detail. Boasting the widest and tallest cabin in its category, the Falcon 6X took away top prize at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards for Private Jet Design, as well as a Red Dot Design Award.

Falcon 8X: the benchmark in comfort

The Falcon 8X is the crown jewel of the Falcon customer experience currently in service. Its cabin sets the standard when it comes to quality, comfort and soundproofing. Its redesigned interior features seamless connectivity thanks to the Innovative Cabin System (ICS). The Falcon 8X has a range of 6,450 nautical miles, enabling non-stop flights between Hong Kong and London.

Falcon 2000: our best-selling range

The Falcon 2000LXS is the latest addition to the Falcon 2000 series, our most successful range. This extremely versatile business jet has a range of 4,000 nm and an excellent low-speed performance that enables it to access a huge number of airports.

Customer support: anytime, anywhere

Our military aircraft help defend a number of countries around the world, while our business jets enhance corporate efficiency. These are crucial long-term challenges. Our proven operational support solutions are tailored to the specific requirements of each user.

Preferred partner

We support 1,000 military aircraft and 2,100 Falcon business jets in some 90 countries. We work closely with our customers, both civil and military, to ensure efficiency, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness and innovative solutions. We support our customers on an ongoing basis, today and far into the future, by maintaining the tools and expertise needed to service our planes over the decades of their operating lives.

Digital upgrades

The 3DExperience platform ensures digital continuity from design right through to manufacturing and support. Our support solutions are based on software modules common to both Falcon and military aircraft.

Our big data approach to support, based on Dassault Systèmes’ Exalead technology, allows us to share all data concerning the service lives of our aircraft and fleets. It enables cross-functional analyses and predictive maintenance models. The digital twin approach, which compares the actual aircraft’s performance to its digital model, further increases our forecasting capabilities, thus improving aircraft fleet availability.

Custom-tailored military support

Our optimized support solutions for military aircraft fleets are based on long-term commitments to aircraft availability. In France, the Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighter fleets are covered by these vertically-integrated maintenance contracts: namely, the ten-year Ravel contract for Rafale (since May 2019); and the fourteen-year Balzac contract for the Mirage 2000 (since December 2021). Maritime patrol ATL2s enjoy similar support under the ten-year Océan contract (since September 2020). Under these agreements, we are responsible for providing equipment and systems to the French Air and Space Force; similar arrangements are in place for our export customers.

In addition, our customers benefit from the high-level training we provide for pilots and maintenance technicians, thanks in particular to our Mérignac Conversion Training Center (CTC).

Supporting the Falcon Family

We are committed to ensuring that our customers are able to conduct their missions safely and with peace of mind. Members of our Falcon Family faced with a crisis have seen firsthand just how seriously we take this commitment.

We provide services that are tailored to our customers’ specific needs. We offer a range of FalconCare by-the-hour support programs (Essentials, Elite and Select), which are designed to meet the unique operational needs of each user.

Our FalconResponse support service is available around the clock and provides rapid response in the event of an AOG.

Since November 2022, we have been the sole provider of support for the French government’s Falcon fleet, with a long-term contract that guarantees aircraft availability.

Global network

We provide a genuinely global business aircraft support network. The acquisition, in 2019, of the maintenance (MRO) businesses of ExecuJet, TAG Aviation (in Europe) and Ruag has expanded our presence in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

In 2022, we announced the opening of three major facilities, which will be able to cater to our next-generation business jets: in Melbourne, Florida, serving North America; in Dubai, UAE, serving the Middle East; and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, serving Asia.

Integrated support

As soon as it enters service, the Falcon 6X will be covered by an integrated and responsive support system. Our staff, facilities and spare parts inventory are all fully prepared, and our network of service stations is geared up to welcome the latest generation of business jets.

Aircraft programs

Rafale Air C (single-seat)

Wingspan: 10.9 m
Length: 15.3 m
Height: 5.3 m
Empty weight ≈ 10 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 24.5 t
External stores capacity: 9.5 t

Rafale Air B (twin-seat)

Wingspan: 10.9 m
Length: 15.3 m
Height: 5.3 m
Empty weight ≈ 10 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 24.5 t
External stores capacity: 9.5 t

Rafale Marine (single-seat)

Wingspan: 10.9 m
Length: 15.3 m
Height: 5.3 m
Empty weight ≈ 10.5 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 24.5 t
External stores capacity: 9.5 t

Mirage 2000-5 and 2000-9

Wingspan: 9.1 m
Length: 14.3 m
Height: 5.4 m
Empty weight: 8 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 17.5 t
External stores capacity: 6.2 t

Mirage 2000-D (twin-seat)

Wingspan: 9.1 m
Length: 14.3 m
Height: 5.4 m
Empty weight: 8 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 16.5 t
External stores capacity: 5.7 t

Falcon Archange

Wingspan: 26.3 m
Length: 24.5 m
Height: 7.9 m

Falcon 2000MRA/MSA

Wingspan: 21.4 m
Length: 20.2 m
Height: 7.1 m
Empty weight: 11.3 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 19.4 t
External stores capacity: 2.2 t

Falcon Albatros

Wingspan: 21.4 m
Length: 20.2 m
Height: 7.1 m


Wingspan: 37.5 m
Length: 31.7 m
Height: 10.8 m
Empty weight: 25.7 t
Maximum takeoff weight: 46.2 t


Wingspan: 12.5 m
Length: 10 m
Height: 2.5 m
Empty weight: 5 t

Falcon 10X

Wingspan: 33.6 m
Length: 33.4 m
Height: 8.4 m
Range: 7,500 nm (13,890 km)

New York → Shanghai
Los Angeles → Sydney
Paris → Santiago

Falcon 8X

Wingspan: 26.3 m
Length: 24.5 m
Height: 7.9 m
Range: 6,450 nm (11,945 km)

Beijing → New York
Paris → Singapore
São Paulo → Los Angeles

Falcon 7X

Wingspan: 26.2 m
Length: 23.4 m
Height: 7.9 m
Range: 5,950 nm (11,020 km)

Paris → Hong Kong
Beijing → Seattle
New York → Buenos Aires

Falcon 6X

Wingspan: 25.9 m
Length: 25.7 m
Height: 7.5 m
Range: 5,500 nm (10,186 km)

Los Angeles → Geneva
Beijing → San Francisco
São Paulo → London City Airport

Falcon 900LX

Wingspan: 21.4 m
Length: 20.2 m
Height: 7.7 m
Range: 4,750 nm (8,800 km)

Mumbai → London City Airport
Geneva → New York
Hong Kong → Sydney

Falcon 2000LXS

Wingspan: 21.4 m
Length: 20.2 m
Height: 7.1 m
Range: 4,000 nm (7,400 km)

Dubai → London City Airport
New York → Copenhagen
Singapore → Dubai