About the C-38
The C-38 is an
intercontinental passenger aircraft that was modified by Tracor Inc. and
is currently supported by HTA Aviation, LLC, the US prime contractor
based in Roanoke Texas.
C-38 Program Manager
The introduction of HTA Aviation, LLC
the prime support contractor in 2003 has dramatically improved the
squadron’s effectiveness. The C-38 normally carries a crew of two and has accommodations for eight passengers. The
C-38 is equipped for commercial flight operations under Federal Aviation
Administration guidelines. The Air Force transport was equipped with US
military versions of the global positioning system; tactical air
navigation; secure communications capability and an identification, friend
or foe system. Because of its specialized electronics and global
positioning system, the C-38 can assist in command control and
communications in time of disaster or war.
The Air Force accepted the first of two C-38 aircraft
17 April 1998.
The C-38 was procured by Aeronautical Systems
Center’s commercial aircraft integrated product team, in partnership
with the single program director at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center,
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. The program’s Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)
is provided by HTA Aviation, LLC and includes a contract to provide
depot support and Contractor Operated and Maintained
Base Supply (COMBS)
functions. The C-38 acquisition program used streamlined acquisition
reform techniques focused on saving time and funds. C-38s will be
sustained by the integrated product team at Tinker and HTA Aviation, LLC
as the prime contractor.
The C-38 designation was previously applied to the Douglas C-38, a
C-33 with a DC-3 tail, of which one was built.
With the acquisition of Galaxy Aerospace LP by Gulfstream Aerospace
LP (GALP) [an Israeli business entity and division of General Dynamics
in limited partnership with Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)] the Astra
SPX was renamed the Gulfstream G100 which is still manufactured by IAI
in Israel under the IAI production certificate.
Gulfstream G100 is a Trade Mark of GALP a
division of General Dynamics
HTA Aviation, LLC, a privately held company, providing superior
CLS and COMBS services for our government and support for the world's
most technologically advanced business jet aircraft. HTA also offers
Engineering, and Consulting Services for the business,
commercial, and military aviation industry.