Designed to offer mission flexibility, the C-40A is a versatile FAA-certified 737-700 convertible / "combi" aircraft, optimized to transport passengers and cargo around the globe. The aircraft can be configured to carry all-passengers, all-cargo, or a combination of both. The C-40A is part of Boeing's C-40 series of aircraft, which also includes the C-40B and C-40C. The C-40A is currently on offer as the C-40Ai to countries around the world.
The C-40A can carry 121 passengers, eight pallets, or a combination, which accommodates up to three cargo pallets and 70 passengers.
This next-generation aircraft provides higher cruise speed – 0.78 to 0.82 Mach, more range – 3,000 nautical miles -- and new engines.
The Navy utilizes the 737 next-generation’s lifetime support services, allowing high reliability and lower maintenance costs.
Boeing supports and maintains the C-40 with its customers, utilizing one of the best parts networks that exist for any aircraft.
|Maximum Sea-Level Static Thrust Performance||24,000 lbs|
|Maximum Gross Weight: Takeoff||171,000 lbs|
|Maximum Gross Weight: Landing||134,000 lbs|
|Maximum Gross Weight: Zero fuel||126,000 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity||6,875 gal|
|Lower Hold Cargo Volume||885 cu Ft|
|Range||3,200-nmi (121 passengers, or 36,000-lb main deck cargo, or 70 passengers/15,000-lb in combi configuration)|
|Cruise Speed||0.78 Mach to 0.82 Mach|
|Altitude Capability||41,000 ft|
|Extended Operations (ETOPS)||180 min|
The U.S. Navy Reserve operates 14 C-40As with a fifteenth aircraft scheduled for 2016 delivery.
Boeing delivers its 737-700C aircraft from Renton, Wash., to San Antonio, where an FAA-certified modification creates the C-40A. The U.S. Naval Reserve operates and maintains the C-40A at five air bases: