A First for the West Coast
MARIETTA, Ga. May 8, 2014 – A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the first Travis Air Force Base, California, C-5M Super Galaxy today from the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] facilities here.
Aircraft 87-0042 was flown by Lieutenant General Brooks L. Bash, vice commander, Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to the 60th Air Mobility Wing, giving Travis the 19th overall Super Galaxy in the Air Force.
The C-5M is in a class of its own, having already set 43 world aviation records. A total of 52 Super Galaxy aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to the Air Force.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
Lockheed Martin photo by Thinh D. Nguyen.