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California Boeing plant delivers last C-17 to US Air Force

Assembly line in Long Beach, Calif., still has pending orders for aircraft in foreign market

September 12, 2013  by Christopher Weber, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Boeing has delivered the final C-17 produced for the United States Air Force, more than two decades after the mammoth and versatile transport plane was rolled out as the Cold War wound down.

Military officials took delivery of the C-17 Globemaster III—the 223rd sold to the Air Force—during a ceremony attended by workers at Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., assembly plant.

The massive, four-engine C-17 made its debut in 1991.

It quickly became a war and disaster workhorse.

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The Long Beach assembly line still has pending orders in the foreign market.

Boeing’s overseas customers include the United Kingdom, Australia, India and NATO.


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