Alongside the venerable C-12 Huron, the most common sight on the red carpet at most military airfields is Cessna Citation Vs, otherly known as a UC-35. While not nearly as well-aged as the Super King Airs, the Citation V is familiar to the scene, with its first flight some 33 years ago. The Army has used UC-35s as a core part of its Operational Support Aircraft (OSA) fleet since the late 1980s. While the total count of UC-35s in the Army inventory is unknown, it represents a sizeable portion of the OSA fleet, although the C-12 still holds the lion’s share of missions.
The U.S. Marine Corps is the only other user of UC-35s in the military, operating designations as the UC-35C (Citation Ultra), and the UC-35D (Citation Encore). The Army also operates both Ultras and Encores, which are the UC-35A and UC-35B, respectively.
Citation Ultras are a two-pilot jet and can carry up to eleven passengers, although that full count of passengers diminishes the available range of the flight. With a modest payload of passengers, the Ultra provides a nearly 2,000nm range ring, which allows VIPs to travel non-stop for the East Coast to most CONUS locations. With age does come inevitable breakage. These aircraft are indeed getting older, so you need a solid supply chain to keep them in top condition. These are worldwide deployable aircraft, and the rigors of the harshest environments in the world will break down even the best aircraft over time and use.
The best hedge of defense against unplanned delays from the aircraft comes in a readily available supply of parts so that you can get them when you need them. Instead of wasting your time sourcing the parts and jumping through hoops to get it, let Greenwood Aerospace take care of it.
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