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Lockheed Hercules civialan airliner launched

Discussion in 'Engineering' started by classic33, 4 Feb 2014.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/lockheed-launches-civil-version-c-234955145.html
    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) on Monday launched the civil variant of its C-130J Super Hercules military transport plane, the LM-100J, saying it expected to sell about 75 of the planes to mining and energy companies, and other commercial and government customers in coming years.
    Lockheed said it had asked the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify the LM-100J, which will mirror the four-engine C-130J military workhorse, but without military avionics and communications equipment.
    "The significance of that kickoff is that we're expanding the capability of the C-130 enterprise into the commercial arena. That opens up a different market to us," said Jack Crisler, vice president of business development for Lockheed's air mobility, special operations and maritime programs."
     
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  2. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    UK
    The HGV of the skies.
     
  3. Alex H

    Alex H Senior Geek

    Location:
    Central France
    Great, sign me up. The only aircraft I really liked flying in - at least you could hear the engines (in fact you had to wear ear defenders).

    Jets are far too quiet to be trusted :laugh:
     
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  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    Good leg room too I guess...
     
  5. Alex H

    Alex H Senior Geek

    Location:
    Central France
    sometimes - depends on how much 'kit' was in there :wink:
     
  6. Browser

    Browser Regular Geek

    Got to be one of the best bargain aircraft ever. Designed in the early fifties, still flying now (albeit with several re-designs), good value for the original money :)