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C-40A Clipper Logistics Aircraft

Last updated: 28 Jul 2020

The C-40A, a derivative of the Boeing 737-700C commercial airliner, is a medium-lift aircraft used by the U.S. Navy fulfilling Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift (NUFEA) missions by providing long-range, high-priority logistical airlift support of fleet activities.

The C-40A is certified to operate in three configurations: an all-passenger configuration that can carry 121 passengers, an all-cargo configuration of eight cargo pallets, or a combination of three cargo pallets and 70 passengers. The C-40A has a state-of-the-art flight deck, avionics system and engines that are Stage III noise-compliant and certified for extended over-water operations.  Two U.S. Marine Corps C-40 aircraft have been procured and are expected to deliver in Fiscal Year 2021.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Fleet logistics support
Contractor: The Boeing Company
Date Deployed: Operational 21 April 2001, VR-59 Ft. Worth, Texas
Propulsion: Two CFM56-7 SLST engines.
Length: 110 feet 4 inches (33.63 meters)
Height: 41 feet 2 inches (12.55 meters)
Wingspan: 117 feet 5 inches (35.8 meters)
Weight: Max. gross, take-off: 171,000 lbs (77,564 kg)
Taxi: 171,000 lbs (77,564 kg)
Landing: 134,000 lbs (60,781 kg)
Zero fuel: 126,000 lbs (57,153 kg)
Airspeed: Range: 0.78 to 0.82 Mach (585 to 615 mph, 940 to 990 kph)
Ceiling: 41,000 feet (12,497 meters)
Range: 3,142 nautical miles (3,452 statute miles) with 121 passengers or 40,000 lbs. (18,144 kg) of cargo
Crew: Pilot, co-pilot and crew chief, flight attendant and/or loadmaster added as required

Point of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command
Public Affairs Department

47123 Buse Road
B2272, Suite 162
Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440

(301) 757-1719


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