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Qatar Orders Four More C-17 Globemaster III Airlifters

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The government of Qatar has signed an agreement with Boeing for the purchase of four more C-17 Globemaster III airlifters.

The aircraft will join the Qatar Armed Forces (QAF) existing fleet of four to help meet their ongoing airlift requirements.

We are very pleased with the C-17s from Boeing and look forward to doubling our fleet to enhance worldwide operations, said General Ahmed Al-Malki, Deputy Commander, Qatar Emiri Air Force and Chairman of The Airlift Committee.

Qatar, the first Middle East customer to order C-17s, received two C-17s in 2009 and two additional C-17s in 2012.

Were confident the additional C-17s will significantly increase the QAFs ability to support the people of Qatar and their allies with transport, airdrop and humanitarian missions, said Tommy Dunehew, vice president of International Customer Service and Sales for Boeing Military Aircraft. Boeing stands ready to support, sustain and maintain Qatars expanded fleet of C-17s to keep their planes mission ready.

In operation since 1991, C-17s can transport troops or heavy cargo, perform airdrop and aeromedical evacuations and help deliver humanitarian aid virtually anywhere in the world.

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