The Boeing C-17 aircraft is designed to carry equipment, supplies and troops for long distances to remote areas around the world.
The Boeing C-17 aircraft is designed to carry equipment, supplies and troops for long distances to remote areas around the world.

General Dynamics has been working with Boeing on a variety of C-17 composite technologies for over 20 years, providing components such as winglets, edge flaps and radomes.

Production management will be performed at the General Dynamics facility in Marion, Virginia. Work will begin in December 2011, with first deliveries in February 2012.

“For more than two decades, the production of C-17 components has been a significant programme for the General Dynamics team in Marion,” says Jim Losse, vice president and general manager of advanced materials for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. “We are pleased that our team has been chosen again by Boeing to supply high-quality, composite assemblies to their strategic airlifter programme.”

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides a range of products for military and commercial applications, including weapon and armament systems, defensive armour, and aerospace composite solutions. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).