Lockheed Martin and the Farnborough Air Show
Lockheed Martin will feature the LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter at Farnborough International Airshow 2018, in Farnborough, England, July 16-22.
The LM-100J will participate in the show’s daily flight display and be on static display. The LM-100J is a variant of the C-130J Super Hercules, the tactical airlifter used by 18 nations to date around the world.
“While the LM-100J is known for its cargo delivery capabilities, the aircraft has been cited throughout industry as the perfect platform for specialized requirements such as firefighting, medevac, aerial spray, and humanitarian relief support,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions programs at Lockheed Martin in a company press release. “Farnborough Airshow is the year’s premier aerospace industry event and it offers us an ideal opportunity to showcase the LM-100J’s unmatched versatility and superior performance to the world.”
According to Lockheed Martin’s website, the LM-100J Super Hercules, “can operate from short, unprepared airfields without ground support equipment. It requires minimal material handling equipment and enables rapid onload and offload at truck-bed height. Growth provisions built into the LM-100J will enable it to support a variety of future missions including aerial spray, aerial firefighting and delivery, medevac/air ambulance, humanitarian aid and VIP transport. More than 100 L-100s, which were the commercial variant of the first generation C-130, were produced from 1964-1992 at the then Lockheed-Georgia Co., Marietta, Georgia., facility. Many of those airlifters are still operated worldwide by commercial and government customers.”
Farnborough International Airshow
The Farnborough International Airshow is held every two years, in even-numbered years, and includes a trade show event for people in the aerospace industry, and a public event which includes the airshow and other attractions.
The Farnborough website states, “The world-famous Farnborough International Airshow has been held at the airfield at Farnborough since 1948 and over the decades has showcased many pioneering triumphs in aerospace. Today the 7-day international Airshow continues to be a launch platform for aviation innovation and new aircraft and welcomes over 100,000 people through its gates every two years.”