Aircraft Photo of F-WYAO | Fokker F27-700 Friendship/ARAT | IGN - Institut Géographique National | #81637
Registration / Serial:F-WYAO
Other Marks:122
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F27 Friendship
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F27 Friendship/Troopship (C-31)
Aircraft Version:Fokker F27-700 Friendship/ARAT
C/n (msn):10127
Operator / Titles:IGN - Institut Géographique National
City / Airport:Paris - Le BourgetMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LFPB   IATA: LBG   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:June 1989 to November 1991
Photo by:Gerard Helmer
Photo ID: 81637
Photo Comment

The one and only heavily modified Fokker Friendship ARAT conversion. ARAT stands for Avion de Recherche Atmosphérique et de Télédétection. This ARAT Friendship was an atmospheric research and remote-sensing aircraft used to perform the airborne measurements. It was acquired by IGN in 1985 as F-BYAO, and conversion to ARAT started in Feb 1986. In June 1988 it was redelivered to IGN as F-WYAO. It was reregistered back to F-BYAO in Dec 1991 and served with IGN as such until wfu on 14 Jul 2002. The ARAT was stored at Creil until sold for scrap in Aug 2007.

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