Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Delivers Ongoing Mission Readiness

                    Boeing is helping the U.S. Air Force shape its future by offering innovative, affordable products and solutions that ensures aircraft are ready when needed and extends platform life. As a manufacturer and a leader in both the commercial and defense markets, we are able to apply best practices that continue our long history of reliable services and support for the U.S. Air Force.


                    C-17 Globemaster III

                    Boeing has partnered with the U.S. Air Force on sustainment since delivery of the first C-17 Globemaster III in 1993, and provides lifecycle sustainment, modernization and training for pilots and loadmasters. The fleet, which achieved three million flight hours faster than any other U.S. Air Force platform, has a best-in-class combined dollar per flight hour and mission capability rate.


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                    Since 1988, Boeing has built more than 1,600 of the F-15 fighter, providing sustainment and modifications for all of them and ensuring the fleet will perform for another 30 years. Future sustainment support and services includes the T-X pilot training program, the U.S. Air Force’s newest jet and simulator training generations of future fighter and bomber pilots.


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                    Boeing has been the primary or associate provider of maintenance, logistics, and spares support for the KC-10 and KC-135 tankers since delivery to the U.S. Air Force. Tanker support continues with the KC-46A tanker, with Boeing responsible for repairs, logistics support and engine management.

                    Other Platform

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                    Boeing’s sustainment, support and modernization experience extends to non-Boeing platforms. This experience includes working with the U.S. Air Force for almost 20 years to ensure T-38C has a reliable avionics suite to support the training mission, providing the most effective approach to re-winging the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, and upgrading the F-16 fighter with advanced cockpit modernization, radar capability and sustainment.