Aircraft facilities (FAAM)
NERC provides comprehensive airborne research capability for the benefit of the environmental science community. There are currently one aircraft available to our scientists:
- BAe 146 - operated by Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements - external link - (FAAM).
The FAAM BAe146 aircraft was purchased by NERC in April 2014 and is managed by NCAS on behalf of NERC. It carries an extensive payload of state-of-the-art instruments to measure clouds, aerosols, basic state parameters and radiation, and can carry a complement of up to 20 people. The aircraft is operated under contract by BAe Systems and Direct Flight Ltd.