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RAAF receives C-17 Cargo Compartment Trainer

26th November 2013 - 10:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will now be able to complete C-17 loadmaster training in-country, following the delivery of a full-scale C-17 Globemaster III Cargo Compartment Trainer (CCT) by Boeing.

The CCT is a fully functional replica of a C-17 fuselage located in a dedicated facility at RAAF Base Amberley. It can realistically simulate both day and night operating and loading conditions for loadmaster, aeromedical evacuation and aeromedical specialist training.

Having the training facility at RAAF Base Amberley means that RAAF personal will no longer need to travel to the US for loadmaster training. The facility also includes classrooms, loading vehicles, simulated cargo and other training assets.
GPCAPT Warren Bishop, Air 8000 program director, said: ‘The C-17 programme has delivered a substantial capability to Australia; this CCT represents the final component of that programme. It will add significant value to the RAAF, providing the capability to train pilots and loadmasters in Australia.’

This is the third operational Boeing C-17 CCT; the two others are located at Altus Air Force Base in the US.

The RAAF operates six Boeing-built C-17s that support military, humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping missions around the world.

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