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NASA – Airborne Research Integrated Experiments System at Edwards AFB

A Boeing 757-200 aircraft obtained by NASA in 1994 is now serving as a “flying laboratory” for aeronautical research. The aircraft is being modified extensively for a broad range of flight research programs in the next 20 years to benefit the U.S. aviation industry and commercial airline customers. Called ARIES, or Airborne Research Integrated Experiments System, the aircraft is being used to conduct research to increase aircraft safety, operating efficiency and compatibility with future air traffic control systems. It is a vital research tool in support of the agency’s Aviation Safety and Aviation Systems capacity programs.

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