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C-17 Globemaster III
 
Latest update: April 2018

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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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 11       10 1             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 277       276 1 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).
The DSCA approved a possible FMS to India for the last C-17 (opportunity) on June 26, 2017. However a contract has not been signed and therefore the aircraft remains stored by Boeing in San Antonio, Texas (Kelly AFB).

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 11       10 1             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   277       276 1 1 1         274
 
Comment(s):
 
USAF current operators
 
Wing Group Squadron Aicraft Tailcode Base State Command Associate structure
3rd WG   517th AS C-17A AK JB Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska PACAF Active associate
15th WG   535th AS C-17A HH JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii PACAF Classic associate
57th WG   57th WPS C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey ACC  
60th AMW   21st AS C-17A   Travis AFB California AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   4th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   7th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   8th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   97th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
97th AMW   58th AS C-17A   Altus AFB Oklahoma AETC  
105th AW   137th AS C-17A   Stewart IAP New York ANG  
145th AW   156th AS C-17A   Charlotte North Carolina ANG  
154th WG   204th AS C-17A HH JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii ANG Classic associate
164th AW   155th AS C-17A   Memphis IAP Tennessee ANG  
167th AW   168th AS C-17A   Martinsburg West Virginia ANG  
172nd AW   183rd AS C-17A   Jackson IAP Mississippi ANG  
176th WG   249th AS C-17A AK JB Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska ANG Active associate
305th AWM   6th AS C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AMC Classic associate
315th AW   300th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC Classic associate
315th AW   317th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC Classic associate
315th AW   701st AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC Classic associate
349th AMW   301st AS C-17A   Travis AFB California AFRC Classic associate
412th TW   418th FLTS C-17A ED Edwards AFB California AFMC  
436th AW   3rd AS C-17A   Dover AFB Delaware AMC Classic associate
437th AW   14th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
437th AW   15th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
437th AW   16th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
437th AW   17th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
445th AW   89th AS C-17A   Wright Patterson AFB Ohio AFRC  
446th AW   313th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AFRC Classic associate
446th AW   728th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AFRC Classic associate
452nd AMW   729th AS C-17A   March AFB California AFRC  
512th AW   326th AS C-17A   Dover AFB Delaware AFRC Classic associate
514th AMW   732nd AS C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AFRC Classic associate
                 
 
 
Comment(s):

The 145th AW is in the process of converting from the C-130H Hercules to the C-17A Globemaster III. Its first C-17A should arrive in April 2018.

Within the USAF, both active duty and reserve forces (ANG and AFRC), an associate structure is maintained. Within this structure the wings involved retain their separate organizational structure and chain of command. Based on the classic or active associate structure either the active duty (classic) or ANG / AFRC (active) wing is responsible for the aircraft (weapons system).

Active and classic associate structure by Air Force Base:

Wing Group Squadron Aicraft Tailcode Base State Command Associate structure
437th AW   14th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
437th AW   15th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
437th AW   16th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
437th AW   17th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AMC Classic associate
315th AW   300th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC Classic associate
315th AW   317th AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC Classic associate
315th AW   701st AS C-17A   Charleston AFB South Carolina AFRC Classic associate
436th AW   3rd AS C-17A   Dover AFB Delaware AMC Classic associate
512th AW   326th AS C-17A   Dover AFB Delaware AFRC Classic associate
176th WG   249th AS C-17A AK JB Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska ANG Active associate
3rd WG   517th AS C-17A AK JB Elmendorf-Richardson Alaska PACAF Active associate
305th AWM   6th AS C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AMC Classic associate
514th AMW   732nd AS C-17A   JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey AFRC Classic associate
154th WG   204th AS C-17A HH JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii ANG Classic associate
15th WG   535th AS C-17A HH JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii PACAF Classic associate
446th AW   313th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AFRC Classic associate
446th AW   728th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AFRC Classic associate
62nd AW   4th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   7th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   8th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
62nd AW   97th AS C-17A   McChord AFB Washington AMC Classic associate
349th AMW   301st AS C-17A   Travis AFB California AFRC Classic associate
60th AMW   21st AS C-17A   Travis AFB California AMC Classic associate
                 
 
USAF C-17 photo gallery (by Wing)
 
 
3rd Wing 517th AS (before active associate). PACAF. 62nd AW / 446 AW.
AMC / AFRC.
105th AW NY ANG
     
     
164th AW TN ANG. 167th AW WV ANG. 172nd AW MS ANG.
     
     
305th AMW / 514 AMW
AMC / AFRC.
437th AW / 315 AW
AMC / AFRC.
445th AW AFRC.
     
     
452nd AW 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  
             
 
Other C-17 Operators 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.