European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research April 18, 2024, 10:10


EUFAR Airborne Science Webinar #6


Event coordinator: BROWN Phil

Hosting organization:
Met Office
Event contact:
Event start:
June 28, 2023, 16:00
Event end:
June 28, 2023, 17:00
Online (Microsoft Teams)
May 24, 2023, 13:00
June 28, 2023, 13:00

An introduction to the NASA 777 for Earth Science Research

Derek Rutovic, Deputy Director, NASA Airborne Science Program


The NASA Airborne Science Program supports the Science Mission Directorate Earth Science Division with modified aircraft capable of flying a variety of different kinds of instruments for observing our planet. Inlets, upward and downward ports and windows, onboard computing and satcom onboard these aircraft enable testing of new instruments, underflights of satellites instruments with well calibrated instruments, and collection of unique data to improve earth system models. The Program currently supports flight operations of the NASA ER-2, NASA DC-8, NASA G-III, GV, NASA P-3, NASA WB-57. In 2021 the National Academies of Sciences released a report recommending a replacement be acquired for the aging DC-8 flying laboratory. This past year NASA purchased a 777 that will provide a next generation flying laboratory with global reach to replace the DC-8. This talk will provide an overview of this new NASA aircraft as well as providing an overview of other Program developments and an overview of science currently being conducted on NASA science aircraft in support of earth observations.


  • Arabas Sylwester
  • Ashmore David
  • Brooke Christopher
  • Brunner Marco
  • Corbu Marius Paul
  • Delene David
  • Dietz Georg
  • Dixon Eleanor
  • Ene Dragos
  • Fladeland Matthew
  • hagen Martin
  • Heard Dwayne
  • Holouš Karel
  • Jay William
  • Koufalis Evangelos
  • Krejci Radovan
  • Llewellyn Gary
  • Mayerbuch Ingmar
  • Merlaud Alexis
  • Mezger Andreas
  • Minikin Andreas
  • Mukherjee Saumitra
  • Nemuc Anca
  • Nenakhov Vladyslav
  • Osborne Simon
  • Ricketts Hugo
  • Ryder Claire
  • Schäfler Andreas
  • Sofiia Sehin
  • Soriano May Rose
  • Tsekeri Alexandra
  • Vladescu Razvan
  • Vrancken Patrick
  • Warren Mark
  • Whalley Lisa

Orginally published on May 24, 2023, 13:00
Last update on June 29, 2023, 17:55

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