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Dubai Airshow 2011: Boeing attempts to eek out extra C-17 sales

16th November 2011 - 09:30 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dubai, UAE


Boeing is attempting to eek out extra sales for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.

With 238 examples now in service with seven operators around the world, the company revealed it is in five active campaigns to sell the aircraft.

With the current sales backlog standing at around 20 with aircraft for India, the UAE Air Force, the US Air Force and a single extra airframe for Australia, the company is keen to keep production of the type, at Long Beach in California, ongoing.

Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, Tommy Dunehew, VP of business development at Boeing's Mobility division said the

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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