the French facility for airborne research

Flying laboratories for scientific research

SAFIRE is the French leading facility for airborne research based in Toulouse, France. The architecture of SAFIRE is based on three aircraft, real flying laboratories. Each one has its specificities to better meet the needs of research. One of these, the twin-jet-engine, is the subject of an ambitious project aiming at significantly increase the capacity of the fleet by 2025. SAFIRE thus combines the technological excellence of on-board resources with the expertise of its personnel in order to carry out specific flights in support of research and industry.

SAFIRE is a unique investigation tool for a better understanding of our environment and climate, satellite validation and aeronautical development. SAFIRE is a public research unit common to CNRS, METEO-FRANCE and CNES, which thus pool their resources around these research aircraft.research.

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Entre le 17 et le 27 juillet 2023, les habitants de la région Hauts-de-France pourront voir et ...
CNRS Images has produced to a video about the Thinice experiment to which SAFIRE participated from ...
On Monday, November 14, SAFIRE's Falcon 20 retired from service in last February made a discreet ...
SAFIRE et le CNRM ont participé aux animations organisées au musée Aeroscopia pendant le week-end ...
La fête de l’aviation « Des étoiles et des ailes », plus connue comme le meeting aérien de ...



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