Didier Wolff, founder of Happy Design Studio in France, has completed the exterior design of Olivier Dassault’s Falcon 900EX for which he was commissioned. The design features a tri-color livery dubbed "Thermidor" that aims to pay homage to the family's heritage and the owner’s embodiment of French values, according to the studio.
The grandson of Dassault Aviation founder Marcel Dassault, Olivier Dassault is a 1974 graduate of the French Air Force’s École de l'air and a deputy in the French National Assembly. As a pilot, he has set a number of world speed records in a Dassault Falcon 50, 900, and 900EX.
Four subtle shades of gray paint stretch across the fuselage of Dassault’s 900EX as well as a trilogy of blue, white, and red stripes that gradually thin toward the aircraft’s radome. The words, “Faire face,” are painted near the jet’s engine intakes, which is the motto of French fighter pilot Georges Guynemer who was killed in action in 1917.
The livery was painted by OEM aircraft painter Satys at Paris Le Bourget under the supervision of Wolff and Dassault Falcon Service over five weeks and 2,600 man-hours.