Lockheed Martin delivered another C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on August 5.
A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia to Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, California, where it will be permanently based. It will be the 12th Super Galaxy assigned to Travis.
The aircraft (U. S. Air Force serial number 86-0026) as originally delivered to the Air Force in June 1988 and has recorded approximately 20,230 flight hours over its career. This C-5M was delivered more than six weeks ahead of the contract commitment delivery date.
As the Air Force’s largest and only strategic airlifter, the C-5 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-5 can haul twice as much cargo as any other airlifter.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Lockheed Martin’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.