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C-17 passes 2 million hour mark

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 21, 2010
A RAAF C-17 departs Tarin Kot, Afghanistan. (CPL Christopher Dickson/Dept of Defence)

The C-17 Globemaster airlifter worldwide fleet has passed the two million flight hour milestone, manufacturer Boeing announced on December 20.

Boeing says the two million hour mark – reached on a USAF C-17 airdrop mission in Afghanistan on December 10 – equates to 1.13bn nautical miles.

Some 226 C-17s are in service, 206 with the US Air Force and a further 20 with international customers, including the four delivered to the RAAF.

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