With financial resources scarce, many Asian countries have been receptive to Boeing’s idea of forming a consortium for its C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft similar to the one implemented by NATO, although it is likely to take a couple of years to work out the details, according to the company. Within NATO, 12 nations share three C-17s based in Hungary. “It is somewhat like a timeshare,” says Tommy Duneshaw, vice president of global mobility systems for Boeing. Participating countries ...

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