This page details the aircraft's Master Configuration Drawing Set.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

FAAM are responsible for configuring the aircraft to meet the science requirements of our users' science campaigns.

FAAM has access to more instruments than can be physically fitted to the aircraft at any one time, plus the science requirements of campaigns vary in their instrument requirements.

In order to meet the requirements of these campaigns, FAAM change the instrument configuration in two ways.

Configuration Change

The change of instrument configuration from one science campaign to the next, designed to meet the science requirement of the campaign.

The configuration of the aircraft depends upon a number of factors:
  • the science requirements, initially coming from the FAAM Flying Hours Application Form;
  • the required duration of the proposed science sorties, which itself depends in part upon the mass of the aircraft, i.e. aircraft + instruments + scientists + cargo (in the case of transits to bases away from the home base and "suitcase flights" where the aircraft steps from base to base);
  • the serviceability of the instruments;
  • the limitations of where instruments can be fitted to the aircraft, as specified during the Airworthiness Process that allows instruments to be fitted onto the aircraft.

The fit of instruments is controlled via the Master Configuration Drawing Set held by BAE Systems and instruments (internal and external) can only be fitted in the positions specified.

A Configuration Change also covers removal or refit of instruments as their serviceability changes.

Planned Configuration Changes typically take between 1 day and 1 week and occur between campaigns.

The Flying Programme shows Configuration Changes (highlighted in yellow), providing details of the instrument changes. (You may need to be registered and logged in to the website to see some of this information).

The Current/Future Campaigns menu gives planning details of the instrument requirements of science campaigns. (You may need to be registered and logged in to the website to see some of this information).

Role Change

A Role Change is a more involved process than a Configuration Change, typically taking 2 - 4 weeks.

A Role Change can also cover the requirements of a Configuration Change.

The Project Space provides details of current and future Role Changes. (You may need to be registered and logged in to the website to see some of this information).

 

This page details the aircraft's Mission Configuration Control Manual (MCCM). These documents show the positions where instruments are allowed to be fitted.

Until November 2011, the MCCM was a manual which was largely replaced as a result of each new Role Change. Since then, a change in role change philosophy developed between FAAM and BAE Systems has introduced a simpler system. New Role Changes build upon the documentation already available.

Note that the MCCM only shows where configurable science equipment (i.e. equipment that can be fitted or removed at the discretion of FAAM and the aircraft operator) can be fitted in the cabin, cargo hold or externally on the airframe. Details of all installations on the aircraft are maintained by BAE Systems.

 

 

Configuration 15 - Dec 2012

 

 
Configuration Documents
Title Document
MCCM no longer updated
Service Bulletin  
Configuration 15 diagrams pdf ACB 92-055_Iss_1 config 15 (3.15 MB)

 

Configuration 14 - April 2012

 

 
Configuration Documents
Title Document
MCCM no longer updated
Service Bulletin  
Configuration 14 diagrams

 

 

 

Configuration 13A - February 2012

 

The introduction of a change of component in the MARSS Electronics Box.

 
Configuration Documents
Title Document
MCCM no longer updated
Service Bulletin pdf (1.79 MB) icon SB 92-051-60896E
Configuration 13A diagrams
 

 

 

 

Configuration 13 - November 2011

 

The Statement of Requirement and rack information for this project is available in the Projects Space via this link:
November 2011 Role Change
 
Configuration Documents
Title Document
MCCM no longer updated
Aircraft Change Information Bulletin (ACIB) -
contains Cabin Layout, Rack information,
external layout and drag index
pdf ACIB Cust Nov 2011 (1.79 MB)
   

 

 

 

Configuration 12 - April 2011 and September 2011 Update

 

The Statement of Requirement and rack information for this project is available in the Projects Space via this link: Role Change April 2011.
The 2DS was updated in September 2011, information is available in the Project Space: September 2011 Addition. The Service Bulletin in the table below provides additional information.
 
Configuration Documents

 

 

Title Document
MCCM no longer updated
Aircraft Change Information Bulletin (ACIB) -
contains Cabin Layout, Rack information,
external layout and drag index
pdf ACIB 92-048-61129A Cust (1.65 MB)
Service Bulletin - addition of new 2DS pdf SB 92-049-60791B (32 KB)

 

 

 

 

Configuration 11 - November 2010

The Statement of Requirement and rack information for this project is available in the Projects Space via this link: Role Change November 2010
 
Configuration Documents

 

Title Document
MCCM pdf ARA MCCM COMPILATION (227 KB)
Cabin Layout - Racks & Seats pdf 2010 12 06 FINAL HC252H5370-Sht-001 (349 KB)
Racks and Instrument Notes pdf 2010 12 06 FINAL HC252H5370-Sht-002 (405 KB)
External Layout & Drag Index pdf 2010 12 06 FINAL HC252H5370-Sht-003 (393 KB)
Supporting document pdf 2010 12 06 FINAL HC252H5370-Sht-S01 (7 KB)
Aircraft Change Information Bulletin (ACIB) pdf CUSTOMER COPY ACIB 92-046-61128A Iss 1 (1.24 MB)

 

 
 

 

Configuration 10 - April 2010

 
 
Configuration Documents
 
Title Document
MCCM pdf ARA_MCCM_R10 (1.53 MB)
Cabin Layout - Racks & Seats n/a
Racks and Instrument Notes n/a
External Layout & Drag Index n/a
Supporting document n/a