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C-23 Sherpa
 
Latest update: September 2017

Company: Short
 
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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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.
USA 62       62 0 2 29 37 6     0
Total 62       62 0 2 29 37 6     0
 
Comment(s):

The C-23A and C-23B are based on the Short 330. The C-23B+ is based on the Short 360:

Aircraft Order.
C-23A 18
C-23B 16
C-23B+ 28
Total 62

C-23A: 18 aircraft ordered by the USAF. When the C-23As were withdrawn from use eight were transferred to the US Army, ten were sold on the civilian market. Of these four were sold on the civialian market, one aicraft crashed and three were stored.

C-23B: 16 aircraft ordered by the USAr. All the C-23Bs were upgraded to C-23C. Of these nine were sold on the civilian market (three to NASA) and seven aircraft stored. Four of the stored aircraft are assigned to be transferred to the Philippines.

C-23B+: 28 aircraft purchased from the civilian market. One aircraft crashed.

C-23C: Upgraded C-23B and C-23B+ Sherpa's with 43 aircraft converted. Two aircraft upgraded to C-23D, one aircraft crashed, nine sold on the civilian market and 26 aircraft stored.

C-23D: Upgrade program for the C-23C which got cancelled with two C-23Cs upgraded. One aircraft sold on the civilian market and one stored at AMARG.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
USA C-23A 18       18 0 1 3 20 6     0
  C-23B+ 1       1 0 1           0
  C-23C 41       41 0   24 17       0
  C-23D 2       2 0   2         0
Total   62       62 0 2 29 37 6     0
 
Comment(s):

Brazil:

Interest in buying four C-23Cs currently stored.

Philippines:

Interest in buying four C-23Cs currently stored.
 
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US Army C-23Cs on the ramp of Rotterdam-Den Haag airport in 2006.
 
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