civil reserve air fleet


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civil reserve air fleet

A program in which the Department of Defense contracts for the services of specific aircraft, owned by a US entity or citizen, during national emergencies and defense-oriented situations when expanded civil augmentation of military airlift activity is required. These aircraft are allocated, in accordance with Department of Defense requirements, to segments, according to their capabilities, such as international long range and short range cargo and passenger sections, national (domestic and Alaskan sections) and aeromedical evacuation and other segments as may be mutually agreed upon by the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation. Also called CRAF. See also reserve.
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20) Michael Lowder to Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Program Participants, memorandum, "Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Allocation Changes--2016," January 20, 2016, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC, 1 and enclosure 1.
Air Force Civil Reserve Air Fleet Fact Sheet," May 2007, accessed at <www.
Categories: National Defense, Accountability, Air defense systems, Aircraft, Defense capabilities, Defense economic analysis, Defense procurement, DOD Civil Reserve Air Fleet program, Internal controls, Military aircraft, Military airlift operations, National defense operations, National policies, Passengers, Risk assessment
This paper will show that US dependence on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and contract aircraft, combined with a significant threat, demands equipping at least a portion of the US-flagged commercial airliner fleet with a missile defensive system.
The airline suspended the transatlantic schedule due to its commitment to provide aircraft to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) for the movement of troops to and from the Middle East.
troops to the Persian Gulf, Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet activated in February for only the second time in its 51-year history, according to the command's public affairs office.
The group is currently undertaking a detailed examination of the future role and shape of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program to meet future national military objectives.
The BC-17X is aimed primarily at US operators and, as a sweetener interested carriers would, according to one report, be guaranteed business under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) programme.
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) is a voluntary program administered by the U.
carriers can be deployed on short notice for Civil Reserve Air Fleet duty.
This has stirred up strong reactions in the industry, including reactions from those who say this could jeopardize the entire network of Open Skies agreements and undercut the US airline industry, and ultimately affect the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program, which provides mobility resources and capacity to the Department of Defense during contingencies and national emergencies.
Through this contract, the Air Mobility Command will be able to continue its oversight of commercial air carriers and management of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.