The HALO research aircraft
The new High Altitude and LOng Range Research Aircraft (HALO) research aircraft heralds a new chapter in the history of German atmospheric research and Earth observation. HALO is based on a Gulfstream G 550 ultra long range business jet. The combination of range, cruising altitude, payload and comprehensive instrumentation make the aircraft a globally unique research platform.
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View from the HALO cockpit
HALO is based on the Gulfstream Aerospace G 550 ultra-long range business jet. With a range of over 8000 kilometres, HALO enables measurements to be taken on the scale of continents for the first time; the research aircraft can reach every region from the poles to the tropics, as well as remote areas of the Pacific. The maximum flight altitude of over 15 kilometres also enables measurements to be taken in the lower stratosphere, outside of the tropics.
New dimensions in atmospheric research and Earth observation
HALO's excellent performance, the new operating concept and broad user community open up new dimensions in environmental and climate research using aircraft in Germany and Europe. But HALO also offers new possibilities for Earth observation:
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