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Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft to the USAF

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Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft to the USAF
 
The US defense giant Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on July 28. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility here to Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, where it will undergo internal paint restoration, the company announces today July 31.
     
The US defense giant Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on July 28. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility here to Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, where it will undergo internal paint restoration, the company announces today July 31. The 29th Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy takes off on its delivery flight on July 28, 2015
(Credit : Lockheed Martin photo by Andrew McMurtrie)
     
Once paint restoration is completed, the aircraft will then be flown to Travis Air Force Base, California, where it will be permanently based. It will be the eleventh Super Galaxy assigned to Travis.

The aircraft (U. S. Air Force serial number 84-0062) as originally delivered to the Air Force in July 1986 and has recorded approximately 21,975 flight hours over its career.

Lockheed Martin won in February 2009 a $299m contract for the production of nine C-5Ms. The C-5M Super Galaxy can carry more air-transportable cargo than the C-5 aircraft, and can be loaded with cargo quickly and efficiently. The operating and maximum take-off weights of the aircraft are 181,437kg and 381,018kg respectively. The upgrade program includes new General Electric F138-GE-100 (CF6-80C2) engines, pylons and auxiliary power units, upgrades to aircraft skin and frame, landing gear, cockpit and pressurization systems.

The maiden flight of the first C-5M production aircraft took place in September 2010, and the operational testing and evaluation was completed in October 2010. Joint acceptance flight by the USAF and Lockheed Martin was concluded in October 2012.