The final Boeing Defense, Space & Security C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, California departed on November 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach.

The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to the Qatar Emiri Air Force early in 2016.

The decision to end production of the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft production program was announced in 2013.

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