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The Boeing C-32A was an off-the-shelf solution to the problem of aging in the U.S. Air Force's 89th Airlift Wing's 99th Airlift Squadron, which provides aircraft for special air missions (SAM) that transport high-ranking government officials such as the vice president, members of the president's Cabinet and congressional delegations. The previous longer-range, four-engine VC-137 was based on the 1960s-era Boeing 707. Its size and age significantly raised operating cost. There...

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