Cloud Aerosol Interaction and
Precipitation Enhancement Experiment

Aircraft and Instruments used in Phase I

Specifications of the Aircraft

The caipeex aircraft N361 JC is a pressurized one and have housing instruments, crew team, scientists and engineers. The aircraft has capacity for carrying 2 pilots + 3 (engineers and scientists). The aircraft crew and other scientific and engineering staff is:

  • One pilot/Co-pilot
  • One Instrument Engineer
  • One IITM Scientist

Operational Requirements

Parameter Value
Lower Altitude 500 ft
Higher Altitude (at least) 22000 ft
Cruising Speed 240 knots
Sampling Speed 100 m/s
Ascent rate 300ft/min
Endurance 3-5 hours
Range 3000 km

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