Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Boeing delivers second C-17 cargo plane to India

Boeing delivered its second C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to India Monday in a ceremony that included a visit from Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Browne -- his first visit to the U.S. in 26 years.
Officials from Boeing's Long Beach assembly facility, including Nan Bouchard, vice president and C-17 program manager, touted the deal with India, which includes a total of five C-17s this year and five next year.
The country became Boeing's largest foreign customer when it endorsed a $4.1 billion deal to purchase the C-17s to help modernize and replace India's aging fleet of Russian-built cargo planes.
22/07/13 Press Telegram