The C-32A, a military version of Boeing's 757-200, has replaced the VC-137B/C aircraft that were recently retired from the presidential airlift fleet. The new planes will carry the U.S. President and Vice President, cabinet members, secretaries, and other dignitaries stateside and around the world. The first of four C-32As, all operated by the 89th Airlift Wing, left Boeing's Seattle plant 19 June 1998, and the second aircraft arrived at Andrews AFB, MD three days later. The remaining two C-32As arrived in November and December.
The C-32A is a medium-sized twin-engine medium-to-long-range jetliner incorporating advanced technology for exceptional fuel efficiency, low noise levels, increased passenger comfort and top operating performance. The aircraft has seating for 45 passengers and 16 crewmembers. Five passengers can be seated in the stateroom, eight in the conference area, and 32 in the general seating area.
Note: This model has been updated with winglets that now are installed on the operational aircraft. ,, ,,