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25 Ocak 2012 Çarşamba

McCaskill Cites Job-Creation in Asking for Approval of Commercial C-17

January 23, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. -

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is asking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify a commercial version of the C-17 aircraft, a move that would support jobs in the St. Louis area.

McCaskill helped lead a bipartisan effort in Congress in asking FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta for the certification-one of several ways McCaskill is working to support job creation without increasing federal spending.

"This certification would support the jobs of hundreds of Missourians who produce parts for and assemble the C-17," said McCaskill, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who has long supported the C-17 program. "The C-17 helps form the logistical backbone of the United States military. A commercial version in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet would provide an important domestically-produced aircraft that would be a key asset in meeting our nation's future strategic airlift needs."

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