According to her, at this time cargo-passenger aircraft continue their work on the territory of the Center.
“Most of the refueling aircraft are sent to the United States. Cargo and passenger airplanes will remain on the territory of the Transit Center until the equipment is completely removed, ”M. Dispin said.
From the 2001 of the year, the Manas Transit Center carries out 4 main activities: air refueling, personnel overload, cargo overload and partnerships. Air refueling is carried out on tankers KC-135R.
“The staff of the Transit Center“ Manas ”performs approximately 25% of operations on air refueling, if compared with all other operations, and 33% over the territory of Afghanistan. The key of all this is that we are very close to Afghanistan, this is the 1,5 flight hour, ”said Center Commander Colonel John Millard earlier.
Since 2001, the US Manas airbase (Transit Center) has delivered more than 12,2 billion gallons of fuel from Bishkek to Afghanistan as part of the “Enduring Freedom” antiterrorist operation. The pilots of the air base made 33,5 thousands of sorties and refueled 135 thousands of aircraft.
The day before the ceremony of the end of the Center’s refueling mission was held at the Manas airport. The servicemen solemnly conducted a KC-135 tanker aircraft during the flight.