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.
Chenoweth, The Civil Reserve Air Fleet: An Example of the Use of Commercial Assets to Expand Military Capabilities During Contingencies, RAND Report N-2838-AF (Washington, DC: The RAND Corporation, June 1990), 1-2.
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
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is both a "program" and a "contract." As a program, the CRAF represents the number and capability of aircraft available for mobilization to augment the US military's organic airlift fleet.
He formed a partnership and coordinated research with Air Mobility Command Civil Reserve Air Fleet, identifying potential savings of $10 million per year and $900 million production cost offsets without loss of wartime fleet capability.
"The committee recognizes the potential military and commercial value of expanding the Civil Reserve Air Fleet with outsize cargo capacity, and encourages the Air Force to explore ways to accelerate the Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft Initiative." said the report.
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.S.
Evergreen's planes are part of the civil reserve air fleet which can be--and was--mobilized by the Pentagon quickly.
We are also United Airlines' sole Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) long-term freight forwarding partner.