Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Airport, Border and Port Safety and Security
Left Nav Sep
Bioterrorism
Left Nav Sep
Civil Aircraft
Left Nav Sep
Civil Airlines, Airports and Services
Left Nav Sep
Communications and Navigation
Left Nav Sep
Education, Training and Professional Services
Left Nav Sep
Manufacturing and Materials
Left Nav Sep
Military and Defence Facilities
Left Nav Sep
Military Aviation
Left Nav Sep
Military Vehicles
Left Nav Sep
Naval Systems
Left Nav Sep
Personal Equipment
Left Nav Sep
Software and IT Services
Left Nav Sep
Space and Satellite
Left Nav Sep
Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives
Left Nav Sep
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File Logo
New Material Logo
Pro Health Service Zone
Pro Manufacturing Zone
Prosecurity Zone
Web Lec Logo
Pro Engineering Zone
 
 
 
News

World Payload Record Broken by Super Galaxy


Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/defensef/public_html/components/com_zone/handleHTML.php on line 623
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
: 16 March, 2010  (New Product)
A US Air Force C-5M has had a record breaking payload lift confirmed by the NAA whilst still operating at only 62% of capacity
World Payload Record Broken by Super Galaxy
The C-5M Super Galaxy has been honoured by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for setting one of the most memorable aviation records of 2009. The NAA, as the official record keeper for US aviation, tracks dozens of world and national record attempts each year and annually selects the most memorable.

The record for greatest payload was set on September 13, 2009 after loading a C-5M Super Galaxy with pallets totalling 176,450 pounds. This weight exceeds the capability of any other Air Force airlifter, yet represents only 62% of the C-5M's maximum payload capability. The Dover Air Force Base aircrew departed on a mission that set a total of 41 world records. This was the first of those records, and it beat the previous record of 161,023 pounds set in 1993.

'We are very thankful for the support from the US Air Force and Team Dover for making these records possible,' said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 program vice president. 'The world record-breaking capabilities of C-5M are ensuring that armed forces personnel receive the support they need to accomplish their mission.'

The C-5M's demonstrated improvements in performance and efficiency validate the tremendous value to the taxpayer in modernizing proven and viable aircraft. The C-5 can carry twice the cargo of other strategic airlift systems and is the only strategic airlifter with the capability to carry 100 percent of certified air-transportable cargo.

The C-5M is a modernized version of the A, B and C models of the C-5 and has redefined strategic airlift with its unique capabilities and increased reliability. It is also the most cost-effective upgrade for the taxpayer. The modernization program literally pays for itself through operational and maintenance savings.
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 DefenseFile.com
Netgains Logo