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CC-177 company numbers:
So far, my readers have identified three possible company identification numbers for these aircraft:

       the names plates carry 6 digit numbers, 077701 to 077705

       Boeing / Mac-Doug uses a fuselage number for all C-17 production, starting with F1 for the first prototype.  This is perhaps the most useful number, since the same sequence covers all USAF/RAF/RAAF/CF/etc. aircraft, and structural test articles

       it appears that these aircraft are also identified with contract numbers, CA-1 to CA-5

                                                                                                          

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

177701

Boeing

MacDonnell Douglas, Long Beach

CC-177

 

Globemaster

 

 

077701 / 50178 / F177 / CA-1

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 August 2007 - Accepted by CF at Long Beach, California

 

Production started as USAF serial 07-7701.  Rolled out of paint shop in Canadian markings on 16 July 2007.  Carried US civil registration N9500B for manufacturer's tests.  First flight 23 July 2007, at Long Beach, California.  Left Long Beach for Canada on 9 August 2007.  On static display at Abbotsford air show on 11 August 2007.  Delivered to CFB Trenton, Ontario for use by No. 429 (T) Squadron, part of 8 Wing, on 12 August 2007.  Seen at CFB Bagotville, PQ on 21 August 2007.  Flew 30 tonnes of hurricane relief supplies to Jamaica on 23 August 2007, round trip took about 12 hours.  First mission to Afghanistan on 30 August 2007.  Landed at Kandahar at night, crew used night vision goggles.  Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 23 November 2008, carrying rescue workers from a training exercise at Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Seen at Spangdahlem, Germany on 3 and 4 March 2009.  Seen at Hamburg, Germany on 11 May 2010.  Seen at Brize Norten, UK in August 2010.  Seen at Paphos, Cyprus on 1 December 2010.  Passed through Prestwick, UK on 18 March 2011 and again on 27 December 2011.  Seen at Bangalore, India in November 2012.  Seen at Prestwick, UK on 17 June 2013.  Performed touch and goes at Hamilton airport on 28 May 2014.

177702

Boeing

MacDonnell Douglas, Long Beach

CC-177

 

Globemaster

 

 

077702 / 50181 / F180 / CA-2

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 October 2007 - Taken on strength at Long Beach

 

Production started as USAF serial 07-7702.  Under test at Long Beach by 5 October 2007, registered as N9500H.  Arrived at CFB Trenton on 19 October 2007.  Operational at Trenton by 22 October 2007, when it flew to Inuvik, NWT.  Flew load of armoured vehicles from Fredericton, NB to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 23 October 2007.  Seen at Calgary International Airport on 20 November 2007.  Passed through UK late December 2007 as flight CFC4040, en route to Afghanistan.  Seen at Spangdahlem, Germany on 5 January 2008.  Visited Lackland AFB, Texas in August 2009.  Seen at Pafos, Cyprus on 21 September 2009, together with 177703 and Polaris 15002.  Seen at Boeing maintenance facility at Kelly field, Texas in June 2010.  On display at Windsor air show in August 2010.  At Spangdahlem, Germany on 18 and 20 March 2011.  Seen at Lossiemouth, UK on 9 April 2013.  Seen at Alexandria, Louisiana on 16 August 2013.

177703

Boeing

MacDonnell Douglas, Long Beach

CC-177

 

Globemaster

 

 

077703 / 50187 / F186 / CA-3

 

 

 

 

first date: early March 2008 - Taken on strength at Long Beach

 

Production started as USAF serial 07-7703.  Under test at Long Beach, California in February 2008, registered as N9500N.  Delivered to CFB Trenton in mid March 2008.  Seen at Kandahar, Afghanistan on 20 March 2008.  Damaged at Douglas, Long Beach on 2 April 2008, when an explosion occurred at the oxygen servicing panel.  Preliminary investigation shows alcohol had been used to clean oxygen connector, and came into contact with pure oxygen.  Seen at Brussels-Melsbroek in Belgium on 19 October 2008.  Delivered CH-146 serial number 146491 to Leeuwarden, Holland on 22 May 2009, for a NATO SAR exercise.  Seen at Pafos, Cyprus on 21 September 2009, together with 177702 and Polaris 15002.  To Malta in February 2011, to pick up civilians from Libya.  Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion.  Seen at Prestwick, UK on 29 July 2011 and on 19 November 2011.  Seen at Pearson International Airport (Toronto) on 9 January 2012.

177704

Boeing

MacDonnell Douglas, Long Beach

CC-177

 

Globemaster

 

 

077704 / 50188 / F187 / CA-4

 

 

 

 

first date: 3 April 2008 - Accepted by CF at Long Beach.

 

Production started as USAF serial 07-7704.  Left Long Beach on 3 April 2008, for completions facility at San Antonio, Texas, for installation of countermeasures and self protection equipment.  Operational at CFB Trenton by late May 2008.  Visited Brize Norton, UK on 3 July 2008.  Seen at Spangdahlem, Germany on 21 December 2008.  Seen at Victorville, California in March 2010.  Seen at Paphos, Cyprus on 1 December 2010.  Seen at Brize Norten, UK on 14 May 2014.

177705

Boeing

MacDonnell Douglas, Long Beach

CC-177

 

Globemaster

 

 

077705 / 50???/ F273 / CA-5

 

 

 

 

Ordered in December 2014.  Probably at a "special price", as the C-17 production line wound down, with several unsold airframes in the works.  Under test at Long Beach by February 2015, in full RCAF markings, including 429 Squadron marking on tail.


This data has come from a variety of sources, and may contain all sorts of errors. In the future, I will add a complete list of references. For now, some recent Internet references can be found at the links below.  I would welcome any corrections or additions you may have. Contact me using the link below.


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Created 11 August 2007. Updated 4 March 2015.