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Posted 7/18/2006 Printable Fact Sheet

The C-37A is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the airlift mission for high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.

The aircraft contains a modern flight management system with a worldwide satellite based Global Positioning System. The aircraft is also equipped with both commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure voice and data capability.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Special air missions
Builder: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Power Plant: Two BMW/Rolls Royce BR710-48 high bypass ratio turbofan engines
Thrust: 14,464 pounds each engine
Length: 96 feet, 5 inches (29.38 meters)
Height: 25 feet, 11 inches (7.9 meters)
Wingspan: 93 feet, 6 inches (28.5 meters)
Speed: 600 mph (.885 Mach) maximum
Maximum Altitude: 51,000 feet (15,544.8 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 90,500 pounds (41,050 kilograms)
Range: 6,300 miles (5,500 nautical miles) normal cruise
Load: 12 passengers
Unit Cost: $36 million
Crew: Five
Date Deployed: 1998
Inventory: Active force, 7; Air National Guard, 0; Reserve, 0

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