The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 36 EU and non-EU partners from 10 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and Japan).
Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.
Dassault Aviation is one of the major players in the global aviation industry, with a presence in more than 90 countries across the 5 continents, whose varied activities cover several areas of high technology. Dassault Aviation's primary vocation is the design, development, production, sale and maintenance of business (FALCON) and military (RAFALE and UAV) aircraft.
In 2015, the FALCON turnover represented 60% of the overall turnover and 55 new FALCON aircraft were delivered. In total, Dassault Aviation has sold more than 2,400 FALCON aircraft of all types over the last 50 years. Today, more than 2000 FALCON are in service, corresponding to 900 customers. Cumulated FALCON aircraft flights represent 16 million hours. One FALCON takes-off or lands each minute around the world.
The FALCON family contributes enormously both to the reputation of European executive aircraft and to the European economy. It contributes to maintaining the industrial base of a European high technology sector. FALCON have been developed and produced in European cooperation with partners from Belgium (SABCA), Italy (ALENIA - PIAGGIO) and Greece (Hellenic Aircraft Industries).
The Research and Development employs nearly one quarter of the company's workforce (about 8,000 people in France). Fundamental and pre-competitive research is usually carried out in close co-operation with universities, research institutes and other industrial partners via a wide international network.
DASSAV will be involved in technical activities for WP3 (Specification & wind tunnel test plan) ,WP8 (Lead and icing wind tunnel test preparation), and WP11 (Numerical tools capabilities). Besides, DASSAV also brings its expertise for TRL management process and review, dissemination and will be associated in the main technical orientation of the project.