Blue and white research aircraft being towed across apron with person wearing high visibility jacket walking next to it.

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science invites the environmental science community to a full-day forum focused on the future capabilities of our research aircraft facility, the FAAM Airborne Laboratory, at Cranfield University on Thursday 25 January 2024, 10am-5pm.

The FAAM Airborne Laboratory already provides cutting-edge measurements in the atmosphere almost anywhere in the world, but a £49 million investment known as the Mid-Life Upgrade programme is enabling transformative change.

By 2026 and out to 2040, users of the research aircraft facility will be able to access greater support, a new suite of state-of-the-art instruments, and benefit from a range of aircraft modifications.

The forum offers an engaging opportunity for new and existing users of the facility – from across the environmental science community – to gain a clearer understanding of the planned upgrades to research capabilities, and the future of flying with Europe’s largest airborne laboratory. 


Please visit the “After the Upgrade: FAAM Airborne Laboratory’s Future Capability” event information site for the registration form, further details on travel and venues, the event programme, and for contacting the organisers.