Boeing has delivered a full-scale C-17 Globemaster III Cargo Compartment Trainer to the Royal Australian Air Force, ensuring that RAAF loadmaster training can be cost-effectively completed in Australia instead of in the United States.
The CCT is a fully functional replica of a C-17 fuselage in a dedicated facility at RAAF Base Amberley. It can realistically simulate both day and night operating and loading conditions for loadmaster, aeromedical evacuation and aeromedical specialist training.
The facility at Amberley also includes classrooms, loading vehicles, simulated cargo and other training assets. It is the third operational Boeing C-17 CCT; the two others are located at Altus Air Force Base in the United States.
“The C-17 program has delivered a substantial capability to Australia; this CCT represents the final component of that program,” said GPCAPT Warren Bishop, Air 8000 program director. “It will add significant value to the RAAF, providing the capability to train pilots and loadmasters in Australia.”
The RAAF operates six Boeing-built C-17s that support military, humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping missions around the world.