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C-20D Gulfstream III

The C-20D is a Gulfstream III aircraft capable of all-weather, long-range, high speed non-stop flights between nominally suited airports. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Limited Spey MK511-8 turbofan engines equipped with thrust reversers. The aircraft has an executive compartment with accommodations for five passengers and a staff compartment with accommodations for eight passengers. A walk-in baggage area of 157 cubic feet, fully pressurized, is accessible from the cabin. The C-20D aircraft are operated by Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment at Naval Air Facility, Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC.

The C-20D provides long-range, high-speed transport for the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, and Commandant of the Marine Corps as well as supporting other executive travel requirements. The current Navy inventory of two aircraft is assigned to the Fleet Logistic Support Wing I (CFLSW-1 / FLELOGSUPPWING) Detachment, Washington, at NAF Washington, D.C.

The C-20D aircraft was procured as a commercial-derivative aircraft certified under an FAA Type Certificate. Throughout its life, the aircraft has been operated and organically and commercially supported by the Navy using Navy and FAA processes, procedures and certifications. It continues to be maintained organically and commercially at all levels of maintenance, and relies on COTS/NDI components and equipment to support airworthiness. Aircraft modification efforts are "turnkey" projects (procurement and installation) implemented as part of competitively awarded maintenance contracts. Where extensive integration efforts are required, the non-recurring engineering phase, including test and certification, is typically performed by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation under a sole-source engineering contract with the Navy.

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