The CT-39G aircraft is a twin-jet engined, pressurized, fixed wing , 8 passenger monoplane
manufactured by Rockwell International as the -60 Model aircraft. The platform design was
subsequently sold to Sabreliner Corporation of St. Louis, MO. Sabreliner Corporation holds all level 3
drawings, but is not in production of aircraft or even spares. Spares are sub-contracted. The aircraft is
powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT-12D jet engines. The JT-12D engine and spares are no longer in
production. The primary mission of the CT-39G is to provide V.I.P. airlift service at
COMFLELOGSUPPWING DET New Orleans, H&HS MCAS Futenma, and MCAS El Toro.
The CT-39G aircraft was procured as a commercial off-the-shelf aircraft certified under an FAA Type
Certificate. Throughout its life, the aircraft has been operated and commercially supported by the Navy
using FAA processes, procedures, and certifications. It continues to be maintained commercially at all
levels of maintenance, and relies on COTS/NDI components and equipment to support airworthiness.
Aircraft modification efforts are "turnkey" projects (procurement and installation) implemented as part of
competitively awarded maintenance contracts. Where extensive integration efforts are required, the
non-recurring engineering phase, including test and certification, is typically performed by Sabreliner
Corporation under a sole-source engineering contract with the Navy.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Thursday, December 24, 1998 8:13:37 AM