The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-21A

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Manufacturer: Learjet Inc.

Function: Passenger Airlift

Service Date: 1984

Speed: 530 mph

Crew: Two

Production: 738 Inventory: 55

Commentary: In January 2007, Program Budget Decision number 720 reduced C-21 operations to 40 aircraft. AMCdissolved C-21 operations at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. US Air Forces in Europe was reduced from 13 to 10, Pacific Air Forces from four to three, and AETC from five to three. The C-21 can be outfitted for aeromedical evacuations, being capable of transporting one litter or five ambulatory patients.