1 March 2024

HALO is flying back home and is expected to be back in Oberpfaffehofen after two transfer days with stops in Darwin, Malé, and Abu Dhabi.

January/February 2024

HALO is based in Cairns, Australia for the CAFE-Pacific campaign.

27 September 2023

Last flight of PHILEAS was successfully completed in Oberpfaffenhofen! Thank you all for a very successfull campaign!

HALO in front of the hangar in Oberpfaffenhofen. Photo: DLR-FX.

21 August 2023

Successful transfer flight of HALO to Anchorage, Alaska, for the next mission phase of PHILEAS.

The HALO research aircraft taking off in Alaska for a measurement flight. The compartment located under the front part of the fuselage accommodates the infrared remote sensing device GLORIA (Gimballed Limb Observer for Radiance Imaging of the Atmosphere). (photo/©: Andreas Minikin / DLR)

12 June 2023

HALO is back from the maintenance in the USA and the installation for the next campaign PHILEAS is ongoing.

30 January 2023

HALO ist back from the campaign CAFE-Brazil! Yesterday, it landed safely in Oberpfaffenhofen. We are glad to have accomplished an extraordinarily successful campaign.

Many thanks to the very dedicated team and our Brazilian partners, without whom this campaign would not have been possible.

By completing more than 180 flight hours, we gathered a treasure of data, which we are excited to explore. We will reconvene in May/June for a workshop on the gathered data.

Now, the scientific instruments are removed from HALO and the aircraft will be prepared for an extended maintenance in the USA. Latest in June 2023, HALO will be back in Oberpfaffenhofen. We are already looking forward to the next research campaigns.

HALO flying over the amazon for CAFE-Brazil. Photo: Thomas Sprünken (DLR-FX).

5 January 2023

The new HALO-year begins with the second phase of CAFE-Brazil. Tomorrow we are going for our twelfth flight of the campaign. We are looking forward to three and a half more weeks for this campaign, before HALO will leave Brazil on 28 January.


4 December 2022

Today, HALO performed it first scientific flight over Brazil for the campaign CAFE-Brazil. After a stopover in Sal (Cape Verde) HALO arrived on 2 December in Manaus.

HALO in Cape Verde for the stopover on the way to Brazil