NASA Aircraft Comparison

Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots)sort descending Range (Nmi)
Other NASA Aircraft Matrice 600 - ARC 1.00 6 15 35 3
Viking-400 NASA ARC 11.00 100 520 15000 60 600
SIERRA - ARC NASA ARC 9.00 110 480 13,000 ft. 60 520
Twin Otter - GRC NASA GRC 3.00 3,600 11,000 25,000 140 450
Cessna 206H - LaRC NASA LaRC 5.70 1,175 3,600 15700 ft 150 700
Cirrus Design SR22 - LaRC NASA LaRC 6.10 932 3,400 17,500 ft (limited to 12,500 ft without supplemental oxygen) 175 970
B200 - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 35000 ft 260 1,250
B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC NASA LaRC 6.20 4,100 13,500 31000 ft 260 1,250
B200 (#801) - AFRC NASA AFRC 6.00 1,850 13,420 35,000 ft. MSL (restricted airspace), 28,000 ft. MSL (national airspace) 280 1,300
C-130H - WFF NASA WFF 10.00 36,000 155,000 25,000 ft. 320 3,200
WB-57 - JSC NASA JSC 6.50 8,800 72,000 60,000 ft and above (payload dependent) 410 2,500
HU-25A Guardian - LaRC NASA LaRC 3,000 32,000 39000 430 2,075
Platform Name Center Duration (hours) Useful Payload (lbs) GTOW (lbs.) Max Altitude (ft) Air Speed (knots)sort descending Range (Nmi)
ASP Supported Aircraft P-3 Orion - WFF NASA WFF 14.00 14,700 135,000 28,000 MSL 400 3,800
ER-2 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 2,900 40,000 70,000 ft 410 5,000
Gulfstream III - LaRC NASA LaRC 7.50 2,610 69,700 45000 459 3,767
Gulfstream III - JSC NASA JSC 6.00 2,610 69,700 45,000 460 3,650
DC-8 - AFRC NASA AFRC 12.00 50,000 350,000 42,000 ft. 460 5,400
Gulfstream C-20A (GIII) - AFRC NASA AFRC 7.00 2,500 69,700 45,000 460 3,400
Gulfstream V - JSC NASA JSC 13.00 8,000 91,000 51000 500 5,500