1,000 C-17 missions supported by Boeing
Boeing has supported more than 1,000 missions for the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) programme's fleet of three C-17 airlifters. A mission capable rate of nearly 94% has been achieved over the five years the Boeing has provided maintenance, engineering and spares through a comprehensive performance-based logistics plan.
SAC is a multinational strategic airlift effort involving ten Nato countries and two countries from the alliance’s Partnership for Peace programme. The C-17s are operated by the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) at Pápa air base in Hungary (photo). Boeing has more than 60 people supporting the effort, and Pápa air base was the first location where Boeing provided all C-17 operational maintenance.
The US aircraft manufacturer has a large customer base in Central and Eastern Europe and supports more than 6,500 jobs in the region. The company spent nearly USD 6 million with tier 1 suppliers in Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Romania in 2012, according to Henryka Bochniarz, president of Boeing Central and Eastern Europe.