by Staff Writers
Marietta, GA (SPX) Oct 23, 2012
The first C-5M Super Galaxy production joint acceptance flight with Lockheed Martin and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) occurred Oct. 17, here at the Lockheed Martin facilities.
The joint aircrew included: (from left: Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Huff, Flight Engineer, Lt. Col. Robert Griffith, Aircraft Commander, Master Sgt. Garrad Mitchell, Flight Engineer, Lockheed Martin pilot, Butch Johnson, LM Flight Engineer Larry Frias and LM Flight Engineer John Linville.
"Today marks a significant milestone for our C-5 family. While this may sound simple, this took many hours of coordination and planning from many in the C-5 enterprise," said Greg Ulmer, vice president of the C-5 program.
"This is just one step of many we are implementing to increase the rate of C-5M deliveries to our warfighters."
Joint acceptance flights are expected to reduce total delivery time by two to four weeks. C-5M flight acceptance is the final phase of the process to deliver the aircraft back to the Air Force.
Aerospace News at SpaceMart.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|