The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III is a high-wing, four-engine, heavy transport military aircraft which can carry oversized cargo up to 74,797kg.
The massive, sturdy, long-haul aircraft can also tackle distance and destinations in unpredictable conditions – enabling the rapid deployment of troops, supplies, combat vehicles, equipment and helicopters anywhere in the world.
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 36 Squadron operates eight C-17s, which have supported ADF operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations in the Middle East, as well as training exercises in Australia and the U.S.
Known affectionately as the RAAF’s largest “workhorse”, the aircraft are used in relief efforts following natural disasters, as well as to recently transport medical supplies and personnel as part of international COVID-19 relief efforts.
Boeing delivers sustainment services to the RAAF fleet and trains all pilots, loadmasters and maintenance technicians using both on-aircraft and synthetic training devices. Under the Globemaster Integrated Sustainment Program, Boeing provides program management, field services, engineering and aircraft maintenance and modifications services.
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