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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Under the participating agreements, airlines agree to commit eligible aircraft to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program, in exchange for which the Alliance Team receives entitlement to operate military charters.
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
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.
Military Airlift: DOD Needs to Take Steps to Manage Workload Distributed to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, GA0-13-564, June 20, http://www.
But the most compelling aspect of commercial C-17s is that the aircraft would still be available to meet our total mobility requirement as part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF).
The service will be suspended for the month of May 2003 as the airline has two aircraft committed to use by the Civil Reserve Air Fleet during the war in Iraq.
5 are supplied by commercial air freighters under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program.
And for the first time, the Civil Reserve Air Fleet was activated, nearly doubling U.