Accession Number:

ADA633965

Title:

Environmental Assessment for the Beddown of C-17 Aircraft at March Air Reserve Base, California

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HASKELL INC HAVERFORD PA

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

365.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force USAF has determined that it is necessary to replace the aging C-141C Starlifter aircraft with the more modern C-17 Globemaster ill aircraft. The USAF has also determined that it is operationally prudent to maintain strategic airlift capability on the West Coast in order to continue meeting present and future air mobility requirements. The U. S. Air Force Reserve Command AFRC is proposing an aircraft replacement for the 452nd Air Mobility Wing 452 AMW based at March Air Reserve Base ARB, California. The 452 AMW currently possesses 16 C-141C Primary Assigned Aircraft PAA and 10 KC-135R PAA. The sixteen C-141C aircraft would be replaced by eight C-17 PAA. The 10 KC-135R PAA would be reduced to eight KC-135R PAA. The 16 C-141C aircraft will be retired over the next several years. The draw-down of C-141Cs is scheduled to begin toward the end of Fiscal Year 2003 FY 03. The aircraft conversion, if implemented, would begin in FY 05 and end in FY06.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE