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C-17 Globemaster III
 
Latest update: November 2017

Company: Boeing Defence
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Australia 8       8 0             8
Canada 5       5 0             5
India 10   1   10 0             10
Kuwait 2       2 0             2
NATO / SAC 3       3 0             3
Qatar 8       8 0             8
UAE 8       8 0             8
UK 8       8 0             8
USA 224       224 0 1 1         222
Total 276   1   276 0 1 1         274
 
Comment(s):

Boeing build 276 C-17s which includes one test and development aircraft (see below). 10 of these were build on own expense with Boeing expecting to find customers for these aircraft, the aircraft were referred to as 'white tails'. Nine aircraft were sold to Australia (2), Canada (1), Qatar (4) and United Arab Emirates (2). One aircraft still has to be sold and is stored by Boeing in San Antonio, Texas (Kelly AFB). It's listed in the table as opportunity (Opt.).

The last aircraft not sold will be purchased by India. DSCA released their approval for the sale of one C-17A on June 26, 2017. A contract with Boeing has to be agreed therefore the aircraft is listed as opportunity under India.

Test and Development aircraft:

Country Order. Opt. Opp. Del. On Ord. W/O WFU Sold Oth. Del. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
United States 2     2 0   2         0
Total 2     2 0   2         0

Three aircraft were build, two static test airframes (didn't receive a USAF serial.) and one production aircraft which is included in the order and production report. This C-17A, aircraft 87-0025 / T1, was operated by the AFMC at Edwards AFB, CA. It is now on display at the USAF museum at Wright-Patterson AFB Dayton, OH.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Australia C-17A 8       8 0             8
Canada CC-177 5       5 0             5
India C-17A 10   1   10 0             10
Kuwait C-17A 2       2 0             2
NATO / SAC C-17A 3       3 0             3
Qatar C-17A 8       8 0             8
UAE C-17A 8       8 0             8
UK C-17A 8       8 0             8
USA C-17A 224       224 0 1 1         222
Total   276   1   276 0 1 1         274
 
Comment(s):
 
USAF current operators
 
Squadron Wing Aircraft Tailcode AFB State / Country Command
3rd AS 436th AW C-17A   Dover AFB Delaware AMC
4th AS 62nd AMW C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC
6th AS 305th AWM C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AMC
7th AS 62nd AMW C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC
8th AS 62nd AMW C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC
14th AS 437th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC
15th AS 437th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC
16th AS 437th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC
17th AS 437th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC
21st AS 60th AMW C-17A   Travis AFB California AMC
57th WPS 57th WG C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey ACC
58th AS 97th AMW C-17A   Altus AFB Oklahoma AETC
89th AS 445th AW C-17A   Wright Patterson AFB Ohio AFRC
97th AS 62nd AMW C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC
137th AS 105th AW C-17A   Stewart IAP New York ANG
155th AS 164th AW C-17A   Memphis IAP Tennessee ANG
183rd AS 172nd AW C-17A   Jackson IAP Mississippi ANG
204th AS 154th WG C-17A HH Hickam AFB Hawaii ANG
249th AS 176th WG C-17A AK JB Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska ANG
300th AS 315th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC
301st ARS 349th AMW C-17A   Travis AFB California AFRC
313th AS 446th AW C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AFRC
317th AS 315th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC
326th AS 512th AW C-17A   Dover AFB Delaware AFRC
418th FLTS 412th TW C-17A ED Edwards AFB California AFMC
517th AS 3rd WG C-17A AK JB Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska PACAF
701st AS 315th AW C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC
728th AS 446th AW C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AFRC
729th AS 452nd AMW C-17A   March AFB California AFRC
732th AS 514th AMW C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AFRC
             
 
Other C-17 Operators
 
Squadron Wing Aircraft Tailcode AFB State / Country Command
36 Squadron 86 Wing C-17A   RAAF Base Amberley Australia  
429 Squadron 8 Wing CC-177 Globemaster III   CFB Trenton Canada  
  HAW C-17A   Papa Hungary  
81 Squadron   C-17A   Hindon India  
Transp. Sqd   C-17A   Kuwait IAP Kuwait  
Transport Sqdn Transport Wg C-17A   Al Udeid AB Qatar  
  Transport Wg C-17A   Abu Dhabi UAE  
99 Sqn   C-17A   RAF Brize Norton United Kingdom  
             
 
Photo gallery
 


   
Royal Australian Air Force C-17A at Eindhoven in July 2014.  Royal Canadian Air Force C-17A departing Schiphol in July 2013. C-17s from the Heavy Airlift Wing often visit Eindhoven. April 2016.
     
     
Qatar C-17A departing Schiphol on November 7, 2017 Royal Air Force Globemaster departing Schiphol March 2015 . AFRC 452nd AMW C-17A arriving for the Luchtmachtdagen 2016 at Leeuwarden.
 
Market Garden para drop September 2015
 
   
Arriving at the drop zone from the South. Green light for the para's. n the circuit to start its next run. 
 
During the annual WWII operation Market Garden commemorations at the Ginkelse Heide on September 19th, 2015 an 437th Airlift Wing supported the para dropping marking first time the a C-17A Globemaster participated.
The para drop itself was the second time a C-17A flew a mission, the first one conducted by a Heavy Airlift Wing aircraft in May 2014.
 
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