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Boeing C-17 100 Aircraft Memento

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Catalogue No: C1413
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Plaque/Certificate
Object Name: Boeing C-17 100 Aircraft Memento
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: 2002
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Location: Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]

100 Aircraft
We made it Happen!


This Plaque is recognising BAE Systems as a supplier to the C-17 programme and it holds some aluminium ‘milling scrap’ or chips from the manufacture of the 100th aircraft.

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop duties.

Boeing, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in the 1990s, continued to manufacture C-17s for export customers following the end of deliveries to the U.S. Air Force.



 In November 2002 Boeing delivered its 100th C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the U.S. Air Force in a ceremony at its Long Beach, Calif., facility. "The 100th C-17 milestone creates an opportunity for us to celebrate along with our key suppliers and supporters. We are having a series of events recognizing each of the teams that have a role in building the C-17, culminating in a major celebration when we deliver the finished airplane." The advanced airlifters, delivered at a rate of 15 per year, are pressed into service as quickly as they join the growing Air Force fleet of C-17s. Aircraft 100 departed at the end of the ceremony for its new home at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. With four C-17s operated by the Royal Air Force added to three early flight test models, the  93rd production aircraft for the U.S. Air Force brings the combined fleet to the century mark. Boeing, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in the 1990s, continued to manufacture C-17s for export customers following the end of deliveries to the U.S. Air Force.

 BAE Systems supplies the twin Head Up Displays which are a unique high integrity design.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.


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