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June 14, 2012

Touchdown! Another C-5 inducted to become ‘super’

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie

Lockheed Martin  inducted the second C-5B Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to become a  C-5M Super Galaxy into its facilities in Marietta, Ga., June 13. Aircraft 87-0036 has been assigned to Travis Air Force Base since 1994, but will be delivered to Dover Air Force Base, Del. in 2013 after modernization. This is the 13th aircraft to enter the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program production line. Throughout its career, this aircraft has supported the warfighter’s operations across the globe.  It has delivered cargo in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, South Korea, Spain and Turkey. Tail number 87-0036 has accumulated nearly 22,000 flight hours and more than 4,500 full-stop landings.




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