European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research April 22, 2018, 04:29

Aircraft: BAe146 - FAAM

BAe146 - FAAM
Aircraft acronym BAe146 - FAAM Registration number G-LUXE
Operator Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer BAE Systems, BAe146-301 Engine category Jet
Aircraft type Research Categories Atmospheric boundary layer, Land/Sea surface properties, Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 31.0 m
  • Height: 8.58 m
  • Wingspan: 26.0 m
Airplane dimensions 31.0 m 8.58 m 26.0 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 80 m/s
Max speed 215 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 100 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 170 m/s
Ascent rate 5 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 50 ft
  • Above ground: 250 ft
Max ceiling 35 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 30 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

maximum FL280 in cloud

Payload
Empty weight 25 400 kg
Max take-off weight 42 000 kg
Max payload 16 600 kg
Max scientific payload 11 000 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 4 000 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 1 100 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 6 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 2 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 3 700 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

at FL290, 220 kts

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 3 000 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

Generally minimal

Take-off runway length 2 000 m
Engines

4 x Honeywell LF507

Avionics

yes

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

2 + 1

Seats available for scientists

18

Cabin

Length 19 m
Width 3.45 m
Height 2.20 m
Apertures

main doors : W0.86 m x H1.78 m (two forward, two afterward).

Cabin pressurized

yes

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

Upper and lower lidar windows in real fuselage. Standard fuselage windows can be replaced by mountings for lightweight instruments.

Openings

yes

Hard points

Range of hard points for intakes around the forward fuselage. Hard point under each wing (outboard of engines) carrying pylon with 5 mounting locations for standard PMS/DMT canister instruments.

Inlets

yes

Additionnal systems

Aerodynamic external blister on port forward fuselage, containing 3 bays for mounting radiometers. Instruments in blister have views of both zenith and nadir. Bays can be adapted to a range of instrument mountings.

Acquisition systems

n/c

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

n/c

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

40 kW total, comprising 115 VAC (400Hz), 28VDC and 240VAC (50Hz).

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