Touchdown! Another C-5 Inducted to Become Super
Lockheed Martin inducted the second C-5B Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to become a C-5M Super Galaxy into its facilities here yesterday.
Aircraft 87-0036 has been assigned to Travis Air Force Base since 1994, but will be delivered to Dover Air Force Base, Del. in 2013 after modernization.
This is the 13th aircraft to enter the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program production line. Throughout its career, this aircraft has supported the warfighter’s operations across the globe. It has delivered cargo in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.
Tail number 87-0036 has accumulated nearly 22,000 flight hours and more than 4,500 full-stop landings.
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Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
Source: MARIETTA, Ga, 14 June 2012 - Lockheed Martin Corporation News
Photo: The U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-5B Galaxy (Tail number 87-0036 / Serial No 500-122) Stuttgart-Echterdingen - EDDS Germany. July 31, 2011 (Photo by Dominik Burger / jetphotos.net)