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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

13701

Boeing

 

CC-137

 

707

 

707-347C

20315.824

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as N1506W for Western Airlines of California. Purchased from Boeing when original sale fell through. Operated by No. 437 Squadron, at CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Placed in storage 9 August 1993, declared surplus on 10 November 1993.  Sold, to civil register as N803CK, registered to American International Airways on 1 February 1994.  To HR-AMN on Honduras register, to RACE Aviation on 20 May 1994.  Leased to VASP of Brazil in August 1994, no change in registration.  Back to US as N108RA, registered to Atlantic Leasing Company on 18 August 1995.  This registration cancelled September 1996, then history becomes murky.  Reported repossessed and sold to USAF by June 1997.  Also reported as registered as P4-CCG on the Aruba register, possibly to Transcontinental Sur Island, then CX-BSI of MAS Cargo of Uruguay, then XA-ABG, registered to Allegro Air.  Reported parked at Tucson airport in 2000.  Later to Mexicargo.  Scrapped at Tucson in mid 2005.

 

last date: c.1994 - Struck off, sold.

13702

Boeing

 

CC-137

 

707

 

707-347C

20316.825

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as N1507W for Western Airlines of California, later N1785B used for production testing.  Purchased from Boeing when original sale fell through. Operated by No. 437 Squadron, at CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Placed in storage on 12 January 1993, declared surplus on 2 June 1993.  Sold, to civil register as HR-AMF to Omega of Honduras.  Ferried from Toronto to Shannon, Ireland on 20 December 1993, parked there until 6 August 1994 when it flew to Ostend, Belgium.  Registered as PT-TCU to Aerobrazil on lease in 1994, but not taken up.  Still marked HR-AMF as late as December 1994.  Also reported as EL-AKT on Liberian register, but this appears to be an Antonov.  To USAF, as E-8C 96-0043, operational by December 2000.  Damaged in flight with 93rd Airborne Control Wing on 29 August 2001 when waveguide melted due to hydraulic system failure which pumped hydraulic fluid into electronics bay.  Landed safely but heavily damaged.  Preliminary repair estimate was US$3,788,079.59.

 

last date: c.1993 - Struck off, sold.

13703

Boeing

 

CC-137

 

707

 

707-347C

20317.826

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as N1508W for Western Airlines of California.  Purchased from Boeing when original sale fell through.  Operated by No. 437 Squadron, at CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Fitted with wing tip Fletcher-Sergeant "probe and drogue" refuelling pods in mid 1972, no official change in designation.  Supported CF-5 detachment from 434 Squadron on deployment to Norway for NATO exercises in fall of 1985.  Seen at Faro, Portugal in 1992, with UN flag on tail.  Still in regular use April 1995.  Sold to USAF for conversion to E-8C, became 97-200.  Ferried to Lake Charles, Louisiana on 14 April 1997.  Delivered 5 November 2001.  Operated by 93rd Airborne Control Wing at Robins AFB, Georgia.  Unit re-designated 116th Airborne Control Wing by 2005.

 

last date: 27 February 1997 - Struck off, sold.

13704

Boeing

 

CC-137

 

707

 

707-347C

20318.829

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 February 1970 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as N1509W for Western Airlines of California.  Purchased from Boeing when original sale fell through.  Operated by No. 437 Squadron, at CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Fitted with wing tip Fletcher-Sergeant "probe and drogue" refuelling pods in mid 1972, no official change in designation.  Still in regular use April 1995.  Sold to USAF for conversion to E-8C, became 97-0201.  Ferried to Lake Charles, Louisiana on 14 April 1997.  Delivered April 2002.  Operated by 93rd Airborne Control Wing at Robins AFB, Gerogia.  Took part in RAF Waddington air show in 2002.  Operating from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in 2005.  Seen at RAF Mildenhall 29 May 2005.

 

last date: 24 February 1997 - Struck off, sold.

13705

Boeing

 

CC-137

 

707

 

707-347C

20319.833

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 March 1971 - Taken on strength

 

Originally ordered as N1510W for Western Airlines of California.  Purchased from Boeing when original sale fell through.  Arrived at CFB Trenton on 12 May 1971.  Operated by No. 437 Squadron, at CFB Trenton, Ontario.  Seen at London Heathrow airport on 28 April 1985, with UN flag on tail.  Placed in storage on 29 April 1995, was last operational CC-137.  Sold to USAF.  Converted to E-8C by Northrop-Grumman at Melbourne, Florida, serial number 96-0042.  Also reported as 95-0124 but this appears to be an error.  Severe damage received on 24 September 2005 while in a Northrop-Grumman hanger at Lake Charles, Louisiana, when hurricane "Rita" blew in hanger door.

 

last date: 3 May 1995 - Struck off, sold.

 

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