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C-9 Nightingale
 
Latest update: August 2017

Company: McDonnel Douglas
 
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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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.
Italy 2       2 0 1 1         0
Kuwait 3       3 0 1 1 1       0
USA 57       57 0 1 50 6       0
Total 62       62 0 3 52 7       0
 
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Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Italy DC-9-32 2       2 0 1 1         0
Kuwait C-9K 2       2 0 1   1       0
  DC-9-83 1       1 0   1         0
USA C-9A 21       21 0 1 20         0
  C-9B 22       22 0   18 4       0
  C-9C 3       3 0   3         0
  DC-9 11       11 0   9 2       0
Total   62       62 0 3 52 7       0
 
Comment(s):

The USMC was the last service in the United States to operate the aircraft with two C-9Bs assigned to VMR-1. Both were withdrawn from service in 2017.
 
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Kuwait Air Force 41 Squadron DC-9 support flight RAF Fairford RIAT 1993. C-9C assigned to the 99th AS visiting Schiphol in 2005. USMC C-9B assigned to VMR-1 about to depart Eindhoven in 2015.
 
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