US Navy C-40 fleet complete
The US Navy’s C-40 fleet is now complete with the deliveries of two new aircraft, Naval Air Systems Command announced on 22 October.
The new aircraft were delivered in June and September, bringing the fleet to 17 C-40 aircraft. The new aircraft will be assigned to US Naval Reserve Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57.
A new squadron – VR-51 – was also stood up in September, which will operate two C-40s from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
The C-40 provides the Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift fleet with flexible logistics support for maritime missions, from humanitarian assistance to long-range, high priority deliveries.
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