07 September 2015
Australia 8th and final C17 Globemaster III takes off from Long Beach to join fleet (photo : Boeing)
The eight and final Australian Boeing C-17A Globemaster III was delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Friday 4 September. The aircraft departed its place of birth in Long Beach, California, for the long flight to Down Under.
The final aircraft is one of two ordered in April this year, on top of six already ordered and delivered several years ago. The aircraft was also one of the very last C-17s built. In total, 279 C-17 Globemaster were built for various customers.
The entire RAAF C-17 fleet is based at Amberley airbase, also home to the Australian KC-30 tanker fleet.