Ohio’s USAF Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will receive eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to replace ten C-5 Galaxy aircraft.

The first four C-17s will arrive at the Air Force Reserve Command unit in 2011, after five of the C-5s are retired from service.

After the remaining C-5s are retired in 2012, the last four C-17s will be delivered to the air force base.

The secretary of the air force and the air force chief of staff approved the change on 12 March.

The C-17 is a high-wing, four-engine, T-tailed military-transport aircraft that can carry large equipment, supplies and troops directly to small airfields in harsh terrain anywhere in the world.

It can take off from a 7,600ft airfield, carry a payload of 160,000lb, fly 2,400nm, refuel while in flight and land in 3,000ft or less on a small unpaved or paved airfield, day or night.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.