Dassault Aviation has made two Falcon business
jets available to the French Ministry of Defence.
The aircraft will be used to supply
logistics and medical support for civilian COVID19 coronavirus
control activities, as part of Operation Resilience.
The first mission involving the two aircraft took
place on Sunday, flying a team of 26 doctors and other medical
personnel from Brest back to Paris. The team had accompanied
COVID19 patients to Brest on a special medical train.
The two Dassault aircraft, a Falcon 8X and a
Falcon 900, are equipped for 15 and 13 passengers, respectively.
They are operated by Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a subsidiary
of Dassault Aviation specializing in maintenance and flight
operations, based at Le Bourget airport. DFS also supplies the
Depending on the requirements defined by
government authorities, one or both of the Falcon aircraft can be
made available to the Resilience unit of the French Air Force’s
Air Defense and Air Operations Command (CDAOA).
Capable of landing
at small airports in all weather conditions and without the need
for ground infrastructure, the aircraft enable medical teams and
equipment to be dispatched quickly across France and throughout