The Exploration Plane is a small fusion powered aircraft used on Atlantia. At cruising altitude the plane has a top sustainable speed of 900 kph, it can carry 28 passengers in addition to the flight crew (two people) and can carry a maximum load of 10 ton. The Exploration Plane is equipped with a battlemech-equivalent communication system and four mounted searchlights (front, rear, right wing and left wing).
The Exploration Plane is a Boeing 7-46-7 salvaged from New Miami on Atlantia and refurbished using parts from Tyche continent on Strata. It has been modified to allow it to land on ‘non-standard runways’ such as sufficiently smooth stretches of the ice sea. It can also use sufficiently long and straight stretches of pre-fall road to land upon, and conveniently like the ancient Roman empire the Star League loved long straight roads. Many parts of the old Star League highways are perfect for the Exploration Plane.
The vehicle is officially named the Exploration Plane, but unofficially named Discovery by its crew in reference to one of the early Terran space exploration vessels.