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US Navy receives 12th C-40A aircraft

25th October 2011 - 17:38 GMT | by The Shephard News Team



The 12th C-40A derivative aircraft was delivered to the US Navy on 21 October following modifications carried out at the Boeing Wichita facility, according to a press release from Boeing.

The milestone was celebrated by Boeing and the US Navy with a ceremony at the Wichita facility before the aircraft departed for its home base at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

The C-40A is a derivative of Boeing’s commercial aircraft 737 that has been modified for troop and cargo transport missions for use in US Navy rapid response missions.

According to Rear Adm Bryan Cutchen, Deputy Chief of Navy Reserve, ‘the global reach and persistent presence of forward-stationed and rotational naval forces is made possible by Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift, and the fuel-efficient C-40A delivers this important capability reliably and at a lower cost. This new aircraft will help the navy meet our current challenges today and helps us build a relevant and capable future force’.

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