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DLR research aircraft at ILA 2010
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Dassault Falcon 20E - D-CMET


28 May 2010
The Dassault Falcon 20E (registration D-CMET) has been extensively modified for use in research by DLR. The DLR flight facility in Oberpfaffenhofen primarily uses it for atmospheric research. International research teams measure trace gases and aerosols directly from on board the aircraft, and they collect air samples for subsequent laboratory analysis.
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HALO Gulfstream G 550

HALO Gulfstream G 550


28 May 2010
The new HALO (High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft) 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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Airbus A320-232 "D-ATRA"


28 May 2010
The Airbus A320-232 "D-ATRA", the latest - and largest - addition to the fleet, will be deployed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) from late 2008. ATRA (Advanced Technology Research Aircraft) is a modern and flexible flight test platform which sets a new benchmark for flying test beds in European aerospace research - and not just because of its size.
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ACT/FHS Flying Helicopter Simulator


28 May 2010
The ACT/FHS 'Flying Helicopter Simulator' of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is based on a standard Eurocopter EC 135 type helicopter, which has been extensively modified for use as a research and test aircraft. The mechanical controls, for example, have been replaced by a fly-by-wire/fly-by-light (FBW/FBL) flight control system. Now the control commands are transferred by electric cables and fibre optic cables instead of control rods.
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VFW 614 / ATTAS


28 May 2010
For more than twenty years, ATTAS (Advanced Technologies Testing Aircraft System) has been the large flying test bed of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). ATTAS was primarily designed as a "flying simulator", to simulate the flying behaviour of other - real (existing) or virtual - aircraft.
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