King Air airplane in background with King Air Research Aircraft: Atmospheric Science

King Air Overview


Model of the King Air airplane

Next Generation King Air

Overview of new aircraft and planned facility upgrades.

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King Air airplane in flight

King Air Facility Overview

The UW King Air as a national facility supporting atmospheric research.

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Older airplane in front of hanger

Facility History

History of the University of Wyoming King
Air facility.

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Prospective King Air investigators: following announced changes to NSF's Facilities and Instrumentation Request Process (FIRP), all UWKA facility requests must be made via a facility-specific request form. An overview of the request process is available here.

UW King Air in the news

Image of King Air aircraft

University of Wyoming awarded $15.8 million National Science Foundation grant for new King Air research aircraft and instrumentation


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UW King Air participates in study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison examining the relationship between the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface


Airplane on tarmack

Researchers use UW King Air to study wildfires’ impact on air quality


NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory airplane

UW King Air participates in the Wyoming National Guard Open House as part of Cheyenne Frontier Days, alongside the NSF/NCAR C-130 and CSWR Doppler on Wheels.


The next-generation King Air 350 as initially purchased by the university

King Air airplane

The Next Generation King Air with new PT-67A engines

King Air instrumentation

Final Design for the Next Generation King Air Extended Nose and Nose Boom

King Air in shop

New Under-Wing Hardpoints and external wire tunnel for the Next Generation King Air

King Air instrumentation inside airplane

Next Generation King Air completed Nadir ports for Radar and Lidar

King Air instrumentation