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Senior Airman Terrence Williamson, 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, explains to Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., how Microvanes positioned on each side at the rear of a C-17 Globemaster III fuselage using a Mylar template, Sept. 6, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Microvanes essentially clean up the airflow in the region of the cargo door by re-energizing the air with small vortices that delay separation, smooth the flow, and reduce drag. “The programs APTO is working on are great examples of how we can increase our combat capability through the smart use of operational energy,” said Guerrero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Dover helps AFRL make C-17s safer, lighter, more fuel efficient
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, collaborated with Dover Air Force Base and private companies on programs to make the entire C-17 Globemaster III fleet lighter, safer and more fuel efficient for the future at Dover Air Force Base Jan. 30, 2018.
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2018
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program. The 418th FLTS is currently wrapping up testing with
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