Lockheed Martin expects certification and first delivery for LM-100J before year-end

Today, Lockheed Martin told Cargo Facts that its in-development LM-100J, the commercial variant of the C-130J “Super Hercules,” is closing in on the final phases of Federal Aviation Administration-specific flight tests. Just a week or so of additional flying is required ahead of submitting a final series of test reports to the FAA, after which […]

I need these pallets delivered fast – to Mars!

  • David Harris
  • September 29, 2017
  • Video
If you think the next step in air freight transportation is airships for general freight and hyperloops for express, you haven’t been paying attention. Sure, Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship is about to enter commercial service, and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One is in test phase… But, really, that’s all so last decade. What’s important now is […]

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

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 on display at the Paris Show. […]

The technology of airfreight

  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 16, 2017
  • Aircraft
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 is still hovering 50%. But, jokes […]

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

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 unsuitable for other commercial freighters. As […]

It’s back in the sky!

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 remained intact, the test unit sustained […]

Blue Origin seeking NASA support for cislunar cargo transport

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 by The Washington Post, (which Bezos […]
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