06/07/2011 – Aircraft breakdowns can interrupt operations. Staff Sgt. Charles McNamara tells us about a stand by team downrange who helps keep aircraft moving.The C-17 has an excellent maintainence record, in large part due to the acquisition of modern aircraft. The fleet is newer than any other core fleet in the USAF inventory and, not surprisingly, this leads to much higher readiness rates than other USAF aircraft. Buying new does make a difference.
Credit: 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing : 4/19/11