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Building a NOAA Aircraft Fleet for the 21st Century

NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion "hurricane hunter" aircraft (N43RF) departing Lakeland Linder International Airport in Lakeland, Florida

Learn about NOAA's plan to ensure that our planes can continue to protect lives and livelihoods. We are working hard to make sure we can continue to collect data vital to hurricane forecasts, flood predictions, marine mammal protection, and more. The long-term strategy detailed in "Update, Status, and Implementation of the NOAA Aircraft Plan, Building and Sustaining NOAA's 21st Century Fleet" discusses in detail how NOAA plans to obtain and outfit new aircraft so it can continue to provide the information we all need to stay safe and protect lives and property.

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