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Monday, December 14, 2015

Lockheed Martin Delivers Final C-5M Super Galaxy to US Air Force

Juliet Van Wagenen

Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy
Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy. Photo: Lockheed Martin

[Avionics Today 12-15-2015] Lockheed Martin delivered the last modernized C-5M Super Galaxy to the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 9. The aircraft was the ninth and final C-5M scheduled for delivery in 2015 and was delivered more than a week ahead of the contract commitment delivery date.

The Air Force aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility to Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., where it will undergo internal paint restoration. Once paint restoration is completed, the aircraft will be assigned to Travis Air Force Base, in California. It will be the 14th Super Galaxy based at Travis.

The aircraft was originally delivered to the Air Force in December 1987 and had recorded approximately 21,510 flight hours prior to the ferry flight.

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