WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 31, 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] delivered the 11th C-40A transport aircraft to the U.S. Navy on Jan. 28 from the company’s Wichita facility. In this photo, the aircraft taxis at the site just prior to delivery.
The C-40A is a modified Boeing 737-700 airplane equipped with a main-deck cargo door. It can be configured to transport troops, cargo or both. With superior range and performance; a state-of-the-art flight deck; 21st century avionics; and quiet, clean, fuel-efficient engines, the C-40A increases the Navy’s capability for rapid response to the fleet worldwide.
Boeing is under contract to deliver the 12th C-40A to the Navy later this year.
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