End of an Era for Boeing’s C-17

Dec 01, 2015 00:20 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff

Boeing has finished production of the final C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and it will make its way to Qatar next year. The completion of the plane will see the Long Beach plant close at a loss of 400 jobs. Since its inception in 1991, 279 Globemasters have been produced at the California facility, but lack of international demand for the plane has rendered keeping the plant open financially unfeasible. C-17 fleets are currently operational in UK, Canada, Qatar and Australia.

Today’s Video

The end of an era. The last C-17 out of Long Beach:

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Sayonara…………

C-17 Globemaster III: Details

 

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