Boeing will provide flying hour engine cycle adjustments on the US Air Force’s C-17 airlifter aircraft as per the C-17 Globemaster III sustainment partnership contract.

Under the $72.5m sustainment contract, Boeing will be responsible for all C-17 sustainment activities including material management and depot maintenance support.

The partnership capitalises on Boeing’s expertise and air force depots to ensure a readiness level that meets the warfighter’s needs.

The US Air Force initially partnered with Boeing on sustainment for the C-17 in 2001.

Robins Air Force Base will manage the contracting activity.