Boeing: To Deliver Five C-17 Planes to India This Year

Boeing Co. said it is on track to deliver five of 10 C-17 Globe master airlifters to the Indian Air Force this year, and that the rest will be handed over in 2014. The company has already given the first of the aircraft to the U.S. Air Force for testing at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, California. After the program is completed, the U.S. military will hand over the aircraft to the Indian Air Force in the summer, Boeing said in a statement. India is the largest customer outside the U.S. for the C-17 airlifter, having ordered 10 of the planes in June 2011. The C-17s will be sold as part of a foreign military sales pact signed between the governments of India and the U.S.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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