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The C-40A, a derivative of the 737-700C and manufactured by Boeing Information, Space, and Defense Systems, is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified, high performance, fixed wing aircraft that will accommodate 120 passengers, eight pallets of cargo, or a combination configuration consisting of 3 pallets and 70 passengers. It is powered by two CFM56-7 engines developed jointly by General Electric and SNECMA. The C-40A will have a state of the art flight deck, avionics that meet FAA safety mandates, and engines that are Stage III noise compliant and certified for over-water operations. The aircraft will have a range of 3,400 NM with 5,000 lbs. of cargo.

The C-40A will be a one-for-one replacement for the aging C-9B/DC-9 aircraft currently flown by the Naval Reserves. The aircraft will provide long range, high priority logistical airlift in support of Fleet activities. A contract for two C-40As was signed in August 1997, with an option for a third. Delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for December 2000. On July 30, 1999, Boeing Defense and Space Group was awarded a $43,700,000 modification to the previously awarded contract for the procurement of one C-40A aircraft, to be delivered by August 2001.


Propulsion Two CFM56-7 SLST engines
Length110 Ft 4 in (33.63 meters)
Height 41 Ft 2 in (12.55 meters)
Wingspan 112 Ft 7 in (34.3 meters)
WeightMax Gross, take-off: 171,000 Lbs
Landing: 134,000 Lbs
Empty: 126,000 Lbs
Cruising Speed 0.78 to 0.82 Mach (585 to 615 mph)
Ceiling 41,000 Ft
Range 3,000 Nautical miles (with 40,000 Lbs of cargo)
Crew Four

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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, July 31, 1999 8:39:24 AM