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NOAA Orders New Aircraft

NOAA has awarded contracts to two U.S. manufacturers for the purchase of new aircraft that will augment the agency’s environmental data-gathering capabilities. NOAA awarded a contract to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for the purchase of a new Gulfstream G550. This $40.7 million contract award is for the base airframe, which will be modified for use in supporting hurricane and tropical storm forecasts, atmospheric research, and other NOAA missions. NOAA expects to award additional contract line items for spare parts and airframe modifications to accommodate scientific instrumentation. The G550 will be built at Gulfstream’s factory in Savannah, Georgia. The fully instrumented aircraft is expected to join NOAA's fleet in late 2022. READ MORE (NOAA)