Air Force Hands Boeing $2.95B Contract To Build 15 More C-17s | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-09.13.21

Airborne-UnManned-09.14.21

Airborne-Unlimited-09.15.21

Airborne-Flight Training-09.16.21

Airborne Unlimited-09.17.21

ANN LIVE Coverage of AEA 2021 Is Archived at www.airborne-live.net

Mon, Feb 16, 2009

Air Force Hands Boeing $2.95B Contract To Build 15 More C-17s

5,000 Long Beach Workers Heave A Collective Sigh

Boeing Company officials recently announced the receipt of a nearly $3 billion contract from the US Air Force, awarded to build 15 more C-17 Globemaster IIIs.

The Long Beach, CA Press-Telegram said the $2.95 billion order was approved by Congress and President Bush in June. Eagerly anticipated by the community of Long Beach, the award is great news for more than 5,000 workers at Boeing's Long Beach Plant, the city's largest private employer.

A statement from Boeing said, "Fulfilling this critical airlift need for the Air Force will keep C-17s moving down our production line until at least August 2010, even as we complete existing orders from the Air Force and our international customers. We will continue to work with Congress and the US Air Force to provide an affordable option for meeting current and future airlift needs."

The Long Beach Plant has faced an uncertain fate, at one point expecting to see the last C-17 come down the assembly line sometime this summer. But the new contract breathes life into the production line, and extends worker's hopes that Boeing will win more contracts before production winds down again.

Boeing has aggressively sought foreign C-17 contracts, successfully with Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. The nation of Qatar recently signed a purchase agreement for two C-17s, and NATO has ordered three Globemaster III jets with the cost to be shared between 10 NATO countries plus Sweden and Finland.

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.17.21: Roll-Royce ePlane, eStarling Test Flt, B-2 Accident

Also: Steve Dickson Keynotes NBAA, 4AIR Launches SAF Guide, Boeing Outlook, EAA Space Day Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft, the “Spirit of Innovation”, h>[...]

Airborne 09.17.21: Roll-Royce ePlane, eStarling Test Flt, B-2 Accident

Also: Steve Dickson Keynotes NBAA, 4AIR Launches SAF Guide, Boeing Outlook, EAA Space Day Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft, the “Spirit of Innovation”, h>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.15.21)

“We are thrilled to launch a business jet that features all the best-selling elements of the Challenger platform – impressive performance, consistent reliability, excep>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.15.21)

Aero Linx: Asian Business Aviation Association AsBAA is a non-profit association representing business and general aviation entities based in Asia and around the world. Our members>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.15.21): Stopway

Stopway An area beyond the takeoff runway no less wide than the runway and centered upon the extended centerline of the runway, able to support the airplane during an aborted takeo>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2021 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC