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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 giugno 2015, 8:15

L'ultimo assemblaggio .....

"The Last Join" ..... http://www.boeing.com/features/2015/03/ ... 04-15.page

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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 giugno 2015, 10:06

Qualche ipotesi sulla possibile sorte dell'ultimo rimasto .....
..... Canada has claimed one while Australia has claimed two.
There is an unnamed Middle Eastern customer, speculated to be Kuwait, which has also procured two. Combined with the four sales to Qatar, that means only one C-17 is left.
Just where that one will go remains unknown, but there has been reported interest from India, which has so far received seven of its 10 ordered planes.
The UK also reportedly has shown interest in adding to its fleet in the past.
New Zealand, which is seeking to replace its aging Hercules transport fleet, has been suggested as an option, but the fact that only one C-17 remains makes such a move unlikely.
Fonte ..... "Qatar To Procure Four C-17s" ..... http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /28811491/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 29 luglio 2015, 15:12

Il settimo è arrivato in Australia .....

"Australia receives seventh C-17" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... 17-415144/

"Minister for Defence – Fastest C-17A delivery in Australian history" .....
http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2015 ... n-history/

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Messaggio da Lampo 13 » 29 luglio 2015, 15:48

Mi piace da morire, quello lo vorrei proprio pilotare! :D

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Messaggio da Valerio Ricciardi » 29 luglio 2015, 17:41

Quando sarai grande se ancora ti interesserà se ne riparlerà. :roll:
Adesso lascia in pace il gatto e finisci di rimettere in ordine la tua stanza,
se no il budino che ha fatto mamma dopo cena te lo puoi anche scordare. :|
Che le cose siano così, non vuol dire che debbano andare così. Solo che, quando si tratta di rimboccarsi le maniche e incominciare a cambiare, vi è un prezzo da pagare, ed è allora che la stragrande maggioranza preferisce lamentarsi piuttosto che fare.
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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 29 luglio 2015, 17:48

Lampo 13 ha scritto:Mi piace da morire, quello lo vorrei proprio pilotare! :D
Ti piacerebbe provare una discesa ripida con i 4 motori in reverse eh? :D

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Messaggio da Lampo 13 » 29 luglio 2015, 18:12

Quello è quasi un caccia!

Mamma Ricciardi, me lo compri? :cry:

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Messaggio da richelieu » 29 luglio 2015, 21:00

Lampo 13 ha scritto:Quello è quasi un caccia!

Mamma Ricciardi, me lo compri?
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Aspetta e ..... spera ..... :lol:

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L' India vorrebbe ora acquistare altri tre C-17A ..... ma ha aspettato troppo tempo per prendere una decisione in merito ..... e Boeing ne ha ormai disponibile soltanto uno .....
India Eyes the Last Globemaster Slice .....

Arie Church (08/21/2015)

The Indian Air Force is seeking to purchase Boeing's last unspoken for C-17 Globemaster III after Qatar sealed a deal to snap-up four of the remaining five aircraft back in June, India's Economic Times reported .....
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 506624.cms
India ordered a total of 10 C-17s back in 2011, and has used the aircraft heavily enough, especially in humanitarian relief operations, that the IAF would ideally like up to three additional airframes, according to the report.
Since Boeing is shuttering its assembly line at Long Beach, Calif., any additional airframes for the IAF would depend on current customers, such as Australia or Qatar, canceling or curtailing their order, or a current operator selling aircraft second-hand.
India initially envisioned acquiring a fleet of up to 18 Globemasters in tandem with its newly built Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.
The Qatar deal, announced at the Paris Air Show back in June, doubles the country's C-17 fleet to eight aircraft ..... http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2015-06-15- ... Four-C-17s
The Royal Australian Air Force plans to receive its eighth and final C-17 later this year, according to an Australian Department of Defense release ..... http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2015 ... n-history/
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Consegnato all' Australia il suo ultimo C-17 ..... un solo esemplare resta tuttora invenduto .....
Last Aussie Globemaster Delivered .....

Arie Church (11/9/2015)

Boeing delivered the Royal Australian Air Force's eighth and final C-17 Globemaster III to the fleet's base at RAAF Amberley, near Brisbane, Nov. 4, the Defense Ministry announced. (1)
Australia's C-17s have been heavily engaged "supporting the international effort to combat Daesh in Iraq and Syria," as well as providing humanitarian and disaster relief, defense materiel minister Mal Brough said in the release. (2)
Australia originally purchased six C-17s, and snapped up its seventh and eighth​ aircraft from Boeing's final, non-contracted production stock earlier this year.
India expressed interest in the last unsold C-17 after Qatar claimed one of the two still available after Boeing shuttered the production line at Palm Beach, Calif. (3)
The RAAF also operates the C-130J Super Hercules in the tactical airlift role, and is acquiring 10 C-27J Spartans for mid-range and short-field operations, according to the RAAF. (4)
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....

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(1) ..... http://www.airforce.gov.au/News/Ministe ... zWEDcy20Yf
(2) ..... http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/mal-biography/
(3) ..... vedasi post precedente .....
(4) ..... http://www.airforce.gov.au/Alenia-C-27J ... nuL3bxuN6b
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Messaggio da spiridione » 9 novembre 2015, 10:04

richelieu ha scritto:Consegnato all'Australia il suo ultimo C-17 ..... un solo esemplare resta tuttora invenduto .....
Il nostro PdC è già stato informato???? Facciamo l'affare????


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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 novembre 2015, 11:14

spiridione ha scritto:
richelieu ha scritto:Consegnato all'Australia il suo ultimo C-17 ..... un solo esemplare resta tuttora invenduto .....
Il nostro PdC è già stato informato????
Facciamo l'affare????


:mrgreen:
Beh ..... visto che il '340' già ce l' ha ad uso personale e per il trasporto del codazzo ..... il 'Globemaster III' potrebbe, in effetti, venirgli utile per la movimentazione dei relativi bagagli .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 novembre 2015, 10:11

Prima missione in Antartico per un C-17A della RAAF .....
Dipping a Toe into Antarctic Airspace .....

Arie Church (11/30/2015)


The Royal Australian Air Force recently flew a C-17 Globemaster III on an experimental resupply flight to Antarctica for the first time, RAAF officials announced.
"Whilst this is a first for the Royal Australian Air Force, other countries, including the United States, regularly use military assets to assist with Antarctic logistics and I am confident Australia can do the same," Australia's environment minister Greg Hunt (1) said in a RAAF release (2).
The RAAF conducted its first Antarctic C-17 mission from Hobart, Tasmania, to Wilkins Aerodrome, near the Australian Antarctic program's base.
Air Force C-17s have supported the United States' National Science Foundation research at McMurdo Station for several years, and most recently began year-round operations using night vision goggles (3).
The Australian government will review the results of the mission to determine whether to normalize C-17 Antarctic resupply.

(1) ..... http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/index.html

(2) ..... http://www.airforce.gov.au/News/Flying- ... n3p3/41J1Z

(3) ..... http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pa ... ights.aspx
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 novembre 2015, 10:51

E' finita ..... :wave:

Immagine
The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.
The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar Emiri Air Force early in 2016.
Fonte ..... "Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility" .....
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2015-11-29- ... y-Facility

Flightglobal ..... "Era closes as last Boeing C-17 departs Long Beach" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ch-419542/

Filmato .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 1 dicembre 2015, 14:31

C-17, Qatar e .....

"I C-17 del Qatar, le coperture di Ankara, l’«agente di viaggio» della Cia e le armi destinate ai ribelli in Siria"
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Il 'Globemaster III' e la difesa anti-missile .....
Ballistic Globemasters .....

Arie Church (12/9/2015)

Immagine
An Air Force Test Center C-17 launches an Extended Medium-Range Ballistic Missile into a debris field created by a THAAD weapon system, which intercepted and destroyed a Short-Range Air-Launch Target near Wake Island in the Pacific on Oct. 31, 2015.
Missile Defense Agency photo.


Two C-17s drop-launched a pair of ballistic target missiles near Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean, supporting a recent Missile Defense Agency test.
"High-altitude, heavy weight airdrop is something we're doing a lot of here at Edwards, supporting not only MDA, but NASA with the Orion capsule drops that we've been doing," 418th Flight Test Squadron pilot Capt. Stephen Koether from Edwards AFB, Calif., said in a Dec. 7 release .....
http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123464809
Edwards pilots initially deployed a Short-Range Air-Launch Target (SRALT) from the C-17's cargo bay, which was detected, tracked, and intercepted by a ground-launched Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile.
The second Globemaster launched a larger Extended Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (EMRBM) minutes later, testing defensive systems' ability to discriminate targets through debris from the first shot.
The THAAD system on Wake successfully intercepted the first shot, and although the AEGIS destroyer USS John Paul Jones was able to track the EMRBM, its SM-3 missile failed to engage, according to an MDA release .....
http://www.mda.mil/news/15news0008.html
The Oct. 31 test evaluated both land- and sea-based US missile defense.
MDA is investigating the missile interceptor failure.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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E P&W chiuse il rubinetto .....

Immagine
Pratt to Deliver Final C-17 Engine .....

Brian Everstine (1/13/2016)

Pratt & Whitney on Jan. 12 marked the end of production of the F117 engine, which powers the C-17 Globemaster III, with a ceremony preceding delivery of the final power plant to the Air Force this month.
The engine is the last of 1,313 the company has produced for USAF and through foreign military sales since the C-17 entered service in 1993.
“There is a great sense of fulfillment and, yes too, a sense of sadness,” said Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt’s military engines division, in a Jan. 12 ceremony at a company facility in Middletown, Conn.
“Because it really is bittersweet to be handing over the final F117 engine today. … This is as successful and important a program as we’ve ever had here at military engines from both a production and a sustainment perspective,” Croswell said.
Brig. Gen Stacey Hawkins, director of logistics, engineering, and force protection for Air Mobility Command,
http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/D ... wkins.aspx
said the engine has been vital to the rapid global mobility mission handled by the C-17, which he called “a workhorse of global mobility.”
Since the aircraft first flew for the service, it has totaled 2.3 billion flight hours, setting 33 airlift records.
“This engine is vital to our national security by defeating and deterring our enemies and by saving the lives of those who have been persecuted or in need of help,” Hawkins said at the ceremony.
See also Pratt & Whitney release ..... http://www.pw.utc.com/Press/Story/20160 ... Categories
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....

FlightGlobal.com ..... "P&W delivers last C-17-powering F117 to US air force" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ce-420762/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 settembre 2016, 11:35

Il (lungo) futuro del Globemaster III ..... ne parla il generale Everhart nel Daily Report dell'AFA .....
Long Live the C-17 ..... John A. Tirpak (9/21/2016)

Though Air Mobility Command is already looking ahead to a stealthy penetrating tanker in the 2035 timeframe, a new airlifter to replace the C-17 will be longer in coming, AMC chief Gen. Carlton Everhart told reporters at ASC16.
The C-17, he said, has a lot of life left in it, though fleet improvements will likely come in the form of a new head-up display, a new oxygen generating system and putting extended range fuel tanks on those C-17s that don’t already have them.
Everhart said the C-17 “drinks a lot of gas” and may benefit from a re-engining at some point, and he expects there will be a service life extension program, but it will probably be done incrementally when the jets come in for depot maintenance.
Applying “fleet dynamics” - swapping aircraft out of high-corrosion environments like the Pacific and making sure the fleet ages evenly by tail number - will buy as much as ten years of service life, Everhart said.
The C-17 could be a “60-80-year airplane,” Everhart said.
Asked about when a “C-X” might be in the offing, he suggested that something smaller and stealthy might come sooner.
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Alla ricerca di migliorie aerodinamiche .....
​Soon to be completed drag reduction testing on the C-17 transport aircraft could lead to design changes that would save the Air Force as much as 7.1 million gallons of fuel and up to $48 million per year.
The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, Calif., is nearing the end of its year-long project to reduce drag and increase the fuel efficiency of the C-17, according to a release.
Fonte ..... "C-17 Drag Testing Nearing Completion" .....

Immagine
Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway .....
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of a test C-17 Globemaster III for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Kenji Thuloweit)

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Un carico molto particolare .....
Airmen from the 301st Airlift Squadron transported four Bottlenose Dolphins and their handlers from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, to the U.S. Naval Marine Mammal Program, San Diego April 29, 2017.
The dolphins were moved to NAS Key West in March where they spent the last month before returning to San Diego.
“The dolphins need to be challenged and get experience in different waters,” said Brit Swenberg, an NMMP biological technician.
“It also gets them used to traveling and working out of deployable vehicles.”
NMMP trains dolphins and sea lions to assist the Navy with locating mines and enemy swimmers.
Fonte: Air Mobility Command ..... Mobility Airmen transport dolphins to San Diego NMMP .....
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Un Globemaster III tutto ..... rosa ..... :bunny:
Maybe Lt. Col. Erik Fisher said it best in an open letter to his young daughter, Ella.
The 21st Airlift Squadron commander was explaining why his squadron put together an all-woman crew to fly a mission across the Pacific to Australia earlier this month to honor Women’s History Month.
“We did this to honor our past and recognize the service of women today,” Fisher wrote.
“We also did it for you. We did it for the other 7-year-old girls in your first-grade class and all the young girls who will lead our country in the future.”
It is a sentiment that the seven women who flew the C-17 jet transport would agree with.
Fonte: dailyrepublic.com ..... "All-woman Travis aircrew crosses Pacific" .....
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Chi acquisterà le officine dove Boeing ha prodotto, per anni, i C-17 ?
Boeing is looking to sell the facilities in Long Beach, California where it built the C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft.
This will bring a more definitive end to the company’s serial production of military aircraft in Southern California and makes it even less likely that it would restart production of the airlifters in response to emerging U.S. Air Force demands.
At the same time, that space could be very attractive to up-and-coming space launch firms, such as Virgin Orbit or SpaceX, who might be looking to expand their operations and there have also been proposals for a more dramatic overhaul of the area.
The Chicago-headquartered plane maker put the property on the market with the help of real estate brokerage NKF Capital Markets on Nov. 5, 2018.
The nearly four million square foot plot of land adjacent to Long Beach Airport includes the 1.1 million square foot main assembly building where workers built just shy of 280 C-17s for the U.S. Air Force and more than a half dozen foreign customers.
So far, there is no public asking price for the property.
Fonte: thedrive.com ..... "Boeing Is Selling Off Its Historic C-17 Production Line Facility In Long Beach" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 agosto 2019, 14:57

L' India ha ricevuto il suo 11° ed ultimo esemplare ...

... flightglobal.com ... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ry-460470/ ...

... defpost.com ... https://defpost.com/boeing-delivers-11t ... air-force/ ...

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