In March, a new seven-year, $319 million contract ensured that Boeing of South Carolina would be able to continue its maintenance and support of the U.S. Air Force's C-32A and C-40BC executive aircraft.
Those military aircraft are modeled after Boeing's 757 and 737 passenger plans and are used for travel by the country's vice president, cabinet members and military commanders. Boeing first delivered these USAF aircraft in 1998 and 2001.
“The Air Force can rely on Boeing anytime, anywhere in the world,” Jerry Dunmire, Boeing's executive transport services and support program director, said. “We take great pride in keeping these essential aircraft ready and updated with the latest technologies.”
Boeing has provided aircraft for U.S. military missions and for transport of the country's leaders since World War II. This year marks a century of aviation innovation and achievements for Boeing through the company's Defense, Space & Security division.