Business

June 12, 2012

Lockheed Martin announces ‘Centennial Flight Contest’ for 2012 Farnborough International Airshow

Lockheed Martin Corporation June 12 announced a Centennial Flight Contest to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow.

The contest invites Lockheed Martin’s Twitter and Facebook followers to share personal stories related to aviation history for a chance to claim a seat aboard a historic Lockheed Super Constellation flight at Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 10.

The flight of the Breitling-sponsored Super Constellation is part of the celebration of Lockheed Martin’s 100th anniversary. The aircraft also will be on static display and can be visited at Farnborough for the duration of the airshow, which runs July 9-15, 2012.

To enter the contest, individuals must submit a brief essay (250 words or less) and photo that convey how aviation history influenced their path to becoming an aviation enthusiast, or “AvGeek.” Submissions will be accepted at www.lockheedmartin.com/connie-contest from June 11, 2012, through June 18, 2012. Five winners will be selected from among the entries by a panel of judges consisting of Lockheed Martin employees and at least one independent judge.

“1912 was a momentous year, with Glenn L. Martin and the Lockheed Brothers founding companies that changed the course of aviation history. To mark our 100th anniversary, we’re looking at the innovations and achievements that helped our customers rise to some of the world’s most vital challenges,” said Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens.

“The Constellation embodies that heritage of innovation and exploration, and has served as an inspiration for the aviation community,” added Stevens. “We’re thrilled to share this special moment of celebration with aviation enthusiasts at Farnborough this year.”

The Super Constellation is a heritage Lockheed Martin aircraft, based on the Model 049 Constellation that the Lockheed Company built in the 1940s for military and commercial purposes. The Constellation’s high speed, reliable performance, passenger appeal, and economic operation made it an industry workhorse for long distance commercial flight routes. The Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie,” was also the first plane designated Air Force One.

Lockheed Martin is commemorating its Centennial with special events, stories from its history and community service projects, culminating at the Paris Airshow next June.

For more information, please visit: www.lockheedmartin.com/100years.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

U.S. Air Force selects Cubic for Moroccan P5 air combat training system

Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation announced April 11 it has been awarded a contract valued at more than $5 million from the U.S. Air Force to supply its P5 Combat Training System to the Moroccan Air Force. Morocco will join the United States Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, along with a...
 
 

Boeing realigns engineering to enhance customer Support

Boeing announced April 10 it is centralizing customer support for in-service airplanes at its Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Design Center in Southern California, as the company continues to focus on increasing competitiveness while enabling continued growth of the global airline industry. “We’re creating a single location for customer support at the Southern California des...
 
 
Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki

Legendary Collier Trophy awarded to X-47B team

Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki The Northrop Grumman-built X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) approaches the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), seconds before making history by being the first un...
 

 
Lockheed Martin photograph

First C-130J Super Hercules ëShimshoní arrives In Israel

Lockheed Martin photograph On April 4, 2014, the Israeli Air Forceís first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft left the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility where it was built in Marietta, Ga., for Nevatim Air Base, Israel. This Su...
 
 

Lockheed Martin opens new office in Israel

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson officially opened the company’s newest office in Israel April 9 to support the corporation’s growing presence in that important country. The new office, located in Be’er Sheva, further demonstrates the Corporation’s commitment to supporting the Israeli Defense Force and their “Move to the South” campaign. ...
 
 

Kelly Aviation Center is now Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions

Kelly Aviation Center, a leading provider of aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul for international commercial and military customers, has changed its name to Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions. “Since 1999, we have been proud to be Lockheed Martin’s only jet engine MRO service provider,” said Amy Gowder, vice president and general manager of LMCES....
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>