Re: NASA DC8 #717

From: (Dean Adams)
Organization: Worldwide Pants, Inc.
Date:         07 Mar 94 15:12:56 PST
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In article <airliners.1994.977@orchard.Chicago.COM> Bob.Coggeshall@HK.Super.NET (Bob Coggeshall) writes:
>So there has been an interesting aircraft sitting on the tarmac at
>Kai Tak here in Hong Kong - it looks like a short DC8 but with modern
>turbofans, and several odd-looking sensors and intakes mounted about
>the fuselage.
>So it is a research aircraft. But what kind ?

NASA 717 is a DC-8-72, upgraded with CFM56 turbofans.

It is based at the Ames Research Center, and I believe
is used for a variety of astmospheric research projects.