Reserve Officers Association
Procurement of C-40 Aircraft
Resolution No. 10-08
WHEREAS, military/civilian senior leadership is ineffective without adequate, timely and reliable airlift to meet global commitments;
WHEREAS, the sufficient operational support aircraft (OSA) does not exist to meet increasing congressional delegation, combatant commander, or team travel requests; and
WHEREAS, the current fleet of C-9 aircraft is not stage three noise compliant, does not have the most up to date avionics, and is approaching the end of its economic and safe-operations- life constraints; and
WHEREAS, C- 40 multi-mission aircraft are ideally suited for movement of humanitarian equipment, disaster relief, WMD-CST support, and transport of FEMA teams and equipment associated with emerging Homeland Security requirements; and
WHEREAS, the procurement of additional aircraft to achieve economic order quantities would reduce procurement costs as well as C-9 operating and support costs; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, chartered by Congress, urge the Congress to expedite the procurement of C-40 aircraft to replace aging and obsolescent C-9 aircraft to maintain an operational support aircraft capability.
Renewed by the National Convention, 10 February 2010
Adopted by the National Convention, 30 June 2007
Rewritten by the Air Force and Naval Service Sections, combining 04-13 and 04-15.
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