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Eleventh C-5B Lockheed Martin military transport aircraft inducted to become C-5M Super Galaxy 0702121

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World Aviation Industry News - Lockheed Martin
 
 
 
Eleventh C-5B Lockheed Martin military transport aircraft inducted to become C-5M Super Galaxy
 
Lockheed Martin inducted the 11th aircraft to the C-5M Super Galaxy production line on Feb. 1, 2012. Based at Dover Air Force Base, Del., this aircraft has supported the warfighter’s operations across the globe.
     
Lockheed Martin inducted the 11th aircraft to the C-5M Super Galaxy production line on Feb. 1, 2012. Based at Dover Air Force Base, Del., this aircraft has supported the warfighter’s operations across the globe.
Eleventh C-5B Lockheed Martin military transport aircraft inducted to become C-5M Super Galaxy
     

It has delivered cargo in locations such as Iraq, Italy, Germany, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Spain and Turkey. Aircraft 86-0017 has accumulated more than 18,000 flight hours and more than 4,300 full-stop landings.

C-5 modernization provides greatly improved reliability, efficiency, maintainability and availability — reducing total ownership and operating costs - and ensures this critical national strategic airlift resource continues serving the warfighter well into the 21st century.

The C-5M Super Galaxy is the result of a two-phase modernization effort: the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP).

As the Air Force’s largest and only strategic airlifter, the C-5M Super Galaxy can carry more cargo farther distances than any other aircraft. With a payload of six Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) or up to five helicopters, the C-5M can haul twice as much cargo as any other airlifter.