The Spirit of Global Reach, Team Dover's first C-5M Super Galaxy, was delivered Feb. 9, 2010 during a delivery ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
DoD Buzz: Air Force Wants More C-5s on the Flightline
The Air Force plans to activate more C-5M Super Galaxies after removing a number of the cargo planes from active service due to budget constraints, officials said.
A few years ago, the size of the fleet was more than 100 aircraft; today, it’s half of that, according to Gen. Carlton Everhart, the head of Air Mobility Command.
Over the next few years, the Air Force plans to allocate funding to move at least eight of the Lockheed Martin Corp.-made strategic airlifters out of backup status, according to Lt. Gen. Jerry D. Harris, the service’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements.
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