This new Gulfstream G-4SP jet currently under modification at E-Systems, Greenville, Tex., will be used as a dedicated hurricane hunter by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. E-Systems is fitting the Rolls-Royce Tay-powered twinjet with advanced weather measurement equipment under a $33.7-million contract that includes aircraft price. Initial operating capability is scheduled for July, 1996. The G-4SP's 4,220-naut.-mi. range, 45,000-ft. service ceiling and ...
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