Saturday, August 11, 2007

Arrival of Canada's First CC-177 in Trenton

Air Force Arrival Ceremony Marking Arrival of CC-177

Where: Home base at 8 Wing / CFB Trenton

Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Arrival Ceremony will include speeches from Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, Chief of the Air Staff and Colonel Michael Hood, 8 Wing Commander.After the ceremony, Lt.-Gen. Watt and Col. Hood will conduct a 20-minute media availability, along with aircrew and members of 429 (Transport) Squadron - the CC-177 squadron.
Photo identification will be required to gain base access.

On February 1, 2007 the Canadian government awarded the contract for four C-17s for delivery beginning in August 2007. Similar to Australia, Canada will be granted airframes originally slated for the U.S. Air Force, to accelerate delivery. To reduce costs, the Canadian government is purchasing the airframes from Boeing, while purchasing all the Pratt & Whitney engines from a USAF supply. This emulates the USAF approach developed in recent years to split the purchase in order to reduce costs from integrating the engines with the airframe.

Manufacturer: Boeing Crew/

Passengers: Crew: 2 pilots, 1 loadmasterCapcity: 102 troops or 36 litters and 54 ambulator patients

Payload: 74, 785 kg (164,900 lb) distributed over 18 463L master pallets or a mix of pattetized cargo and vehicles

Power Plant: 4× Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans, 40,440 lbf (180 kN)

Performance: Max Speed: 830 km/h (520 mph),

Cruise Speed: 720 km/h (450 mph)

Range: 4,400 km (2,800 mi)

Sevice Ceiling: 13,700 m (45,000 ft)

Weights: Gross: 152,616 lb (69,226 kg)

Cargo Load: 70,547 lb (32,000 kg)

Dimensions: Wing Span: 169.8 ft (51.75 m) Length: 174 ft (53 m) Height: 55.1 ft (16.8 m) Wing Area: 3,800 ft² (353 m²)

Armament: None

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