Aircraft Photo of JA8858 | Dornier 228-200 | JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency | #48277
Registration / Serial:JA8858
Aircraft Original Type:Dornier 228
Aircraft Generic Type:Dornier 228
Aircraft Version:Dornier 228-200
C/n (msn):8128
Operator / Titles:JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency / NAL - Nakanihon Airlines
City / Airport:SendaiMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: RJSS   IATA: SDJ   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:16 September 2009
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 48277
Photo Comment

This interesting plane is pictured about to touch down on rw27. This is JAXA's "MuPAL-α" research aircraft, a multi-purpose aviation laboratory equipped with a fly-by-wire control system that allows it to simulate the motion of other aircraft. The aircraft has MuPAL titles on the nose and small 'Multi Purpose Aviation Laboratory' titles beneath the windshield.

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