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 South Africa-based Safair, which currently operates six L-100s as well as two 737-400 Combis, two 737-300Fs, and one 737-300 Combi. ASL CEO Hugh Flynn said: “We’ve long relied on our L-100s to deliver results that no other aircraft can produce. From flying humanitarian relief supplies over rugged African terrain to transporting key cargo within Europe and around the world, no other plane can do what a Hercules can do.”
Cargo Facts believes this is the first commitment for the LM-100J.