CC-177 Globemaster III


CC-177 Globemaster III



The CC-177 Globemaster III transports troops, cargo and oversized combat equipment from coast to coast and around the world. Its ability to fly long distances and land in remote airfields makes it a premier transporter for military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.

Rapid, reliable and flexible, the strategic and tactical CC-177 is equipped with advanced digital avionics. It has a maximum range of approximately 5,500 nautical miles and can carry up to 72,727 kilograms. Its four engines (Pratt & Whitney 2040 series) can produce 18,343 kilograms of thrust.

To illustrate the power of these aircraft, one CC-177 can haul three CH-146 Griffon helicopters with refuelling tanks, one Leopard 2 tank, or as many as 102 paratroopers.

Canada’s five CC-177 Globemaster III strategic airlifters were delivered between 2007-2015. Only 12 days after entering service with the Canadian Forces, Canada’s first CC-177 delivered 30,000 kilograms of emergency relief supplies to the people of Jamaica in the wake of Hurricane Dean.

The CC-177 Globemaster III is used for a wide range of missions and only requires a crew of three: pilot, co-pilot and loadmaster. It can also take off and land on unpaved runways as short as 1,067 metres and as narrow as 27.4 metres by day or by night.


Named OperationsYearLocationHow aircraft was employed
BOXTOP Annually Canada Delivers fuel and supplies to the remote Canadian Forces Station Alert, Nunavut.
NUNALIVUT Annually Canada Transports personnel, supplies, and equipment to Nunavut, in support of sovereignty operations in Canada’s North.
RENAISSANCE 15-1 2015 Nepal Following the earthquakes in Nepal, Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed to Nepal. Two CC-177 Globemasters delivered humanitarian aid, relief supplies, equipment, and personnel, as well as evacuated Canadians from the region.
FREQUENCE 2016-2017 France and the Sahel region (Africa) Provided strategic airlift support to transport French military equipment and personnel between France and the Sahel region of Africa.
IMPACT 2014-Ongoing Iraq, Syria Transports personnel, equipment and supplies, in support of the Global Coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
SIRONA 2014-2015 Sierra Leone Transported personnel and equipment to battle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Technical specifications

Technical specifications


53.04 m (174 ft)


16.79 m (55.1 ft)


51.74 m (169.8ft)

Empty Weight

125,645kg (277,000 lb)

Maximum Gross Weight

265,350 kg (585,000 lb)

Maximum payload

72, 727 kg (160,000 lb)

Cruise Speed

Mach 0.74 - 0.77

Maximum Usable Fuel

82,125 kg (181,054 lb)


90 - 100

Year procured


Quantity in CF



8 Wing Trenton, ON





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