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AvWeek: Royal Air Force Adding a C-17

Friday, February 10, 2012

Aviation Week reports that the United Kingdom plans to add another C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to its fleet. The Royal Air Force now has seven C-17s in its fleet.

Four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines provide exclusive power for the C-17 Globemaster III - the world’s premier heavy airlifter. The F117-PW-100 is the sister engine of Pratt & Whitney’s PW2037 commercial engine powering the Boeing 757. With more than 50 million hours of proven military and commercial use, the F117/PW2037 has consistently proven itself as a world-class dependable engine.