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Instrumentation of a New Aircraft for Atmospheric Research by the Cloud and Aerosol Research Group, University of Washington.

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Final rept. 27 Mar 96-16 Mar 97,

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For over 20 years, the UW has operated one of the premier flight facilities in the world for atmospheric research. In 1995, ONR offered to help the UW modernize its facility by obtaining through the federal excess property system a CV-580 aircraft for use by UW and providing the UW with financial help to instrument the aircraft for research purposes. In early 1995, the aircraft was excessed by the Federal Aviation Administration and, at the request of the UW, acquired by ONR. Both ONR and the UW expected that the aircraft would be avallable for UWs use by early 1996. However, ONR did not grant UW permission to either instrument or use the aircraft. ONR later excessed the aircraft General Services Administration assigned the aircraft to the State of Washington for use by the University. UW took possession of the aircraft on 16 March 1997, thus releasing ONR from responsibility for it. Under the contract, the UW 1 planned for installation and integration of research equipment 2 kept the CV-580 in nearly ferry-ready condition 3 arranged for parking, tie-down, and monitoring of it in Oklahoma City 4 participated in the transfer of the aircraft to the UW. On 25 March 1997 after the ONR contract expired, the UW flew the aircraft to Seattle.

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  • Research and Experimental Aircraft

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