C-37A is a twin-engine, turbofan aircraft acquired to fill the airlift
mission for high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.
The 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., operates two C-37As
for worldwide special air missions.
The aircraft contains a modern flight management system with a
worldwide satellite-based Global Positioning System. The C-37A is based
upon the high-altitude, intercontinental Gulfstream V aircraft, capable
of cruise operations at 51,000 feet. Features include enhanced weather
radar, autopilot and heads up display for the pilot. Safety features
include Enhanced Vision Systems that allows increased visibility in
austere environments. The aircraft is also equipped with both
commercial and military communications equipment to provide secure
voice and data capability.
The 89th Airlift Wings 99th Airlift Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base,
Md., operates four C-37As. The 6th Air Mobility Wings 310th Airlift
Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., operates three C-37As. The 15th
Airlift Wing, 65th Airlift Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii,
operates one C-37A. The 86th Airlift Wing, 309th Airlift Squadron,
Chievres Air Base, Belgium, has one C-37A.