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To Save Millions, The Air Force Grounds Planes Worth Billions

April 18, 2017

From the Task and Purpose website

The Air Force has grounded a big portion of its newly refurbished, multibillion-dollar fleet of C-5 Galaxy transport planes, just to avoid spending the relatively small amount of money it costs to fly them.

In order to save $60 million in annual operating costs, the Air Force has since fiscal 2015 placed eight of its top-of-the-line C-5s in “backup aircraft inventory” status, even though they are needed to ferry troops and gear around the world, said General Carlton Everhart, the four-star chief of Air Mobility Command.

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