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23 year-old C-5 Galaxy enters refurbishment facility


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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
: 18 January, 2010  (Application Story)
A C-5 Galaxy aircraft has been received at the Lockheed Martin Marietta facility to undergo reliability enhancement and to have new engines fitted for improved power as part of the RERP Modernisation Program
Lockheed Martin has recently inducted its second C-5 Galaxy strategic transport into the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engine fitting Program (RERP) production line at its Marietta facility. The RERP modifications consist of more than 70 improvements and upgrades to the C-5 Airframe and aircraft systems, and include the installation of new higher-thrust, more reliable turbofan engines.

'Each RERP aircraft induction is a major milestone for our program. We are making great strides with our first RERP induction and expect to keep up the same productive pace with this aircraft,' said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 vice president. 'Every C-5M we produce gives added strength to the US Air Force fleet and the military personnel who protect our country.'

The C-5M is the product of a two-phase modernization effort. The first, the ongoing Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), provides the aircraft a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with modern Avionics and flight instruments. Nearly half of the C-5 fleet has already undergone the AMP modifications. RERP is the second phase of the C-5 modernization effort.

The second aircraft to enter the RERP production line is a C-5B based at Dover AFB, Del. This aircraft, US Air Force serial number 85-0002, was first delivered to Travis AFB on September 30th, 1986, and was stationed there for much of its career, until it moved to Dover. This C-5 Galaxy currently has more than 19,000 flight hours.

Current Air Force plans call for Lockheed Martin to deliver 52 C-5Ms (modification of 49 C-5Bs, two C-5Cs, and one C-5A) by 2016. Three C-5Ms, the former Super Galaxy test fleet, have been redelivered to the US Air Force at Dover AFB.
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