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AAR to deliver C-40A aircraft to USMC

12th September 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AAR will deliver two 737 aircraft and associated support equipment to the US Marine Corps (USMC) under a $118.6 million contract announced on 6 September.

The 737-700 Increased Gross Weight series commercial aircraft will be modified by AAR to meet USMC C-9B replacement medium lift requirements. The aircraft will be designated as C-40A when delivered.

The aircraft will be certified in accordance with the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 25 (airworthiness standards) in three aircraft configurations: all-passenger, all-cargo and a combined-passenger-cargo configuration.

John Holmes, AAR president and CEO, said: ‘We are honoured to be selected by NAVAIR to manage the procurement, upgrade modification and delivery of these aircraft.

‘This integrated solution delivers an outstanding product focused on cost efficiency that directly aligns with the Secretary of the Navy’s recently announced initiative to achieve greater output and faster turnaround times for their dollars spent.’

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