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A pair of aging airplanes that have flown into more than 100 hurricanes to provide data for U.S. meteorologists to issue warnings are receiving a retrofit this month, that will leave just one available to fly when storms threaten the East Coast. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration–or NOAA–which operates the Florida-based planes, work on the two so-called “hurricane hunters” has been staggered over multiple years, ensuring one plane is always available to track a storm’s intensity and path. The enhancements extend their lifespan to 2030 and improve fuel efficiency, as the planes fly into winds that can exceed 150 miles per hour.

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