AIR FORCE AIR TRANSPORT JET AIRPLANE OPERATOR.
CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.
JULY 1995: TO REPLACE 707'S WITH 4 A310'S, 194 PAX.
OCTOBER 1995: A310-304 JUMPED CHOCKS DURING ENGINE RUN UP DURING MAINTENANCE AT CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL (CDI) (SEVERE DAMAGE).
MAY 1997: SOLD REMAINING 2 707-347C'S (20317; 20318) TO (USAF) JOINT
June 2011: There are currently 232 C-17s in service worldwide — 22 with international customers. The US Air Force (USF), including active Guard and Reserve units, has 210. Other international customers include the Qatar Amiri Flight (QAT), the UK Royal Air Force (RRR), the Canadian Department of Defense (DND), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAA), the (UAE) Air Force (UAF), the Indian Air Force (IDF), and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of (NATO) plus the Partnership for Peace nations.
The C-17 is the only airplane capable of performing all the airlift requirements — strategic and tactical, military and humanitarian, brigade airdrop and aeromedical evacuation (using either standard runways or short, austere airfields). The C-17 can transport large payloads across vast ranges without refueling and operate in extremely hot and cold climates. With a full payload of 170,000 pounds, a C-17 can fly 2,400 nautical miles and land in 3,000 feet or less.
As a member of the worldwide C-17 “virtual fleet,” C-17s are supported through Boeing (TBC)’s C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership, a proven multinational Performance-Based Logistics program. Through the virtual fleet concept, C-17 customers receive comprehensive worldwide logistics support (spares, support equipment, Tech Orders, sustaining Engineering, and on-site field teams) through use of shared resources across the entire fleet. This highly successful program ensures high levels of mission readiness by providing all C-17 customers — regardless of fleet size — cost-effective access to an extensive support program.