The Contrails: Aircraft, Weapons Systems: C-40B/C Clipper

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  • U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

Manufacturer: Boeing

Function: High-Priority Personnel Transport

Service Date: 2003

Speed: 530 mph

Crew: Ten

Production: 19 Inventory: 11

Commentary: Most common users of the C-40B are combatant commanders and members of the Cabinet and Congress. Communication is paramount, so aircraft is equipped with broadband data/video transmit/receive along with clear and secure voice and data communication. Also contains telephones, television monitors, facsimile and copy machines, and a LAN connection.