Where science takes to the skies.

BAe-146-301 Atmospheric
Research Aircraft

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FAAM is a world-class research facility dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science



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Next flight: 20/02/2024 (C368)

FAAM is an Airborne

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Sustainable towing equipment for the FAAM Airborne Laboratory

The FAAM Airborne Laboratory now has an electric-powered aircraft tug, in a significant move towards reducing carbon emissions from the research facility’s operation. The FAAM Airborne Laboratory’s research aircraft, a specially adapted BAE-146 aircraft fitted with...

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Learn about the Mid-Life Upgrade

The FAAM Airborne Laboratory will now significantly enhance the services it provides, maximise performance as a research facility, and extend its operation to 2040.

Find out about our five-year programme to transform the facility.

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Apply by the end of February for the @AtmosScience practical course in Cumbria in May 🌄