The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III is a high-wing, four-engine, T-tailed , military transport aircraft that can carry oversized cargo up to 77 tonnes. 

The massive, heavy-lift, long-haul aircraft tackles 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 from RAAF Base Amberley. As Australia’s largest heavy airlift asset, they are the principal transporter for the Australian Defence Force, providing vital airlift support to military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions around the globe.

Boeing partners with the RAAF, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and The Boeing Company to provide a range of support services that enable rapid and decisive air mobility support, wherever it’s needed, and to continually evolve the C-17 capability.

This includes aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, engineering, asset management, supply chain support and program integration.

For the global and RAAF C-17 fleets, the Australian team also delivers program management, field services support, engineering, warehousing and spare parts.

Boeing also operates the C-17 Globemaster III Aircrew Training System facility at RAAF Base Amberley to deliver mission-ready aircrew to 36 Squadron. At this state-of-the-art facility, Boeing provides Pilot Initial Qualification training as well as loadmaster and maintenance technician training using advanced on-aircraft and synthetic training devices.

For more information, visit the Boeing C-17 product page.

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