Cen­tre stage

Centre stage
Cen­tre stage
Credit: DLR/A. Minikin

Centre stage

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.

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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