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Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Aircraft, News, Strategy June 20, 2017 at 9:57 am

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is onRead More

The technology of airfreight

The technology of airfreight

Aircraft June 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

Most of us have come across a colleague or friend bemoaning the air freight industry’s inability to “innovate” or “modernize”. If you have not, try bringing up electronic air waybill penetration during your next cocktail party – after more than a decade of pushing carriers to go paperless, adoption isRead More

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter had a successful first flight, May 25, 2017. by Todd R. McQueen (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Com)

Lockheed Martin’s LM 100J completed its first test flight

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos May 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Earlier today, the commercial variant of Lockheed’s popular C-130J “Super Hercules” completed its first test flight, following the same flight path over North Georgia, and Alabama that test pilots usually chart for its military counterpart. Like the Super Hercules, the LM-100J will be capable of operating in rugged terrain unsuitableRead More

It’s back in the sky!

It’s back in the sky!

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos May 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

Aircraft, News, Photos+Videos March 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace research and development company, reportedly sent a seven-page proposal to leaders at NASA describing its interest in supporting “future human settlement” on the moon with a cargo space craft it hopes to develop. A copy of the white paper was picked up and verified byRead More

Jolly good show (for freighters)

Jolly good show (for freighters)

Aircraft, Carriers, News July 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

The 2016 edition of the Farnborough Air Show saw a considerable reduction in orders compared to recent shows, but on the freighter side of things, there was plenty of good news. Seven customers signed orders for forty-two freighters/freighter conversions, and an eighth customer signed a commitment for two conversions. Volga-DneprRead More

Fly me to the moon…

Fly me to the moon…

Carriers, News, Premium Newswire September 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

Okay, if not the moon, how about to the International Space Station? That’s the formal request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is looking for a contractor to provide transportation of crew from the US to the International Space Station (ISS). Why? It’s a long story, andRead More

ASL to order LM-100J freighters

Aircraft, Carriers, Premium Newswire August 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent for up to ten Lockheed Martin LM-100J freighters. The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin’s proven C-130J Super Hercules, and is an updated version of the venerable L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft. ASL is a major shareholder in SouthRead More