The Mid-Life Upgrade is running a series of infrastructure projects

The scientific instruments on board the FAAM aircraft need a network of supporting infrastructure to provide a flexible and practical platform for deployment and testing. Our research aircraft is regularly reconfigured to carry different instruments depending on the goals of the science campaigns we fly.  Sometimes, we need to fly newly-developed instruments that were not conceived during the aircraft’s original conversion. 

Upgrading the aircraft’s science infrastructure means not only preparing to support the instruments developed through the MLU, but also being able to support the instruments and systems that will be developed between now and 2040. 

We have listed some of the infrastructure projects currently in development below; click on an area of interest to find out more details about a specific project.

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