European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Dec. 15, 2017, 09:25

Aircraft operator

Service des Avions Francais Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement
Name Service des Avions Francais Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement
Acronym SAFIRE
Country France
Website http://www.safire.fr/
Contact BOURDON Aurelien

Main activities

SAFIRE is a common service of Meteo-France, CNRS/INSU and CNES.
It offers three instrumented aircraft covering the main needs in airborne research, from the very low troposphere to the low stratosphere.
The aircraft instrumentation covers a wide scientific field. The facility provides data processing, infrastructure and logistical, technical and scientific support. It gives also the possibility of integration and certification of new instruments.

Facilities

Data processing

Quick-look and first step processing are provided by SAFIRE.
Stronger processing of data is also available on request.

Training

Training is possible.

Gound infrastructure

Based in Toulouse at a military airfield (Francazal).
SAFIRE owns 300m² offices and a large hangar (2200 m²).
One meeting room is used for campaign coordination (network is available).

Additional services N/A
Aircraft contact BOURDON Aurelien
Instruments contact PERRIN Thierry
Calibration facilities contact PERRIN Thierry
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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