Tue, Jun 06, 2006
Boeing announced Tuesday the company
delivered the US Navy's ninth C-40A Clipper transport aircraft -- a
derivative of the 737-700C "combi" -- to Squadron VR-57 of the
Naval Reserve's Fleet Logistics Support Wing on May 25.
"Thanks to the great teamwork of Boeing Commercial Airplanes,
Integrated Defense Systems' Wichita, Kan., group and the
Seattle-based Derivative Airplanes Program, we delivered this
airplane 36 days ahead of schedule," said Cameron Blake, C-40A
program manager for Boeing.
"This highly dependable and flexible aircraft helps us meet the
Navy's worldwide intra-theater airlift requirements," added US Navy
Commander Tom Hartman, VR-57 commanding officer.
Following a delivery ceremony at the company's Wichita facility,
Hartman piloted Clipper no. 9 to the squadron's operating base at
Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego.
The C-40A provides airlift for all of the U.S. armed forces. It
can be configured to carry 121 passengers, or eight 5,000-pound
pallets of cargo, or a combination of 70 passengers and three
The Navy plans to purchase up to 23 additional Clippers as it
continues to replace its aging fleet of DC-9-based C-9B Skytrain
IIs (above). The C-40A provides better fuel efficiency, range
and payload and meets or exceeds international environmental and
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