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Eco design for eco efficiency

​Dassault makes the most environmentally-friendly jets on the planet. They have better strength-to-weight ratios than most competing jets and are equipped with advanced engines that create less noise and produce fewer emissions than ever before.

Falcons maintain the air industry’s most efficient thrust-to-weight ratios. On average, they use 20% - 60% less fuel than competing models for equivalent performance and agility.

Dassault engineers are scheduled to meet aggressive new environmental goals set under these initiatives. These include a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2), an 80% cut in nitrogen oxides (NOx) and a 50% drop in perceived noise on the ground.

Green Manufacturing

No manufacturer today can plan for the future without addressing the environmental impact of its production processes - a concept engineers call ‘eco-design’. Dassault is committed to applying the most efficient eco-design concepts throughout the entire life cycle of our aircraft, from the mining of raw materials to production, from in-service operation to end of service and recycling.

All Dassault plants, including the U.S. completion operation in Little Rock, Arkansas, are certified ISO14001. This is the international standard that demonstrates an organization has developed and implemented an effective Environmental Management System. In addition, a company-wide EMS and data base, certified in 2007, categorizes all chemicals used in its plants.

We have introduced the use of new chromate-free paints with a lower concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at all plants. And we have qualified a new process for unsealed anodizing of aluminum alloy components that allows the quantity of residual chromates on aircraft parts to be greatly reduced.

Dassault spends 15% of its manufacturing budget on improving environmental performance, and has taken more than 700 major actions in this area since 2005. Over the past decade, consumption of industrial gas and fuel at company plants has decreased by 30%, while water use has dropped 70%, despite a production rate increase during this period.

Dassault has also joined the United Nations Global Compact, a public/private initiative aimed at generating a more sustainable global economy.