Tag: Lockheed Martin

NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

Reading Time: 2 minutes NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as […]

F-35 Paris Performance Will ‘Crush Years Of Misinformation’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Not as agile as the Super Hornet nor as fast as the Typhoon? Don’t you believe it, says Lockheed Martin test pilot Billie Flynn. He will put the F-35A through its paces at Le Bourget this week, proving that the aircraft is more maneuverable than any he has flown, he says, including Boeing’s F/A-18, the […]

Supersonic X-plane Takes Next Step

Reading Time: 3 minutes NASA has issued a draft request for proposals for development of its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) low-boom flight demonstrator, starting the clock ticking toward first flight of the new X-plane in early 2021. The program calls for the development, building and flight testing of a clean-sheet X-plane that will be used to support the potential […]

Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J Makes Successful First Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight. “I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. “This new […]

U.S. Air Force Authorises Extended Life For F-16

Reading Time: 1 minute The F-16 Falcon will live to fight another day, or at least another 4,000 hours, according to the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin. The USAF authorized extending the F-16’s service life from its original 8,000 flight hours to 12,000 flight hours, a 12 April Lockheed release states. After performing SLEP modifications, the service will […]

Women Challenging Stereotypes within Aviation

Reading Time: 2 minutes How often do you encounter women engaged in the work of an airline, aircraft maintenance or manufacturing company? Do you feel surprised when a female pilot steps out from the cockpit of the plane you travelled with? Although statistics reveal that only a small percentage of women take their place within aviation, currently the answer […]

Second Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Two Lockheed Martin T-50A aircraft are now soaring together in the skies over Greenville, South Carolina. The inaugural Feb. 20 flight of the second production-ready T-50A from Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) operations center in Greenville further demonstrates the company’s established, lowest-risk offering in the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition. In February 2016, Lockheed […]

Lockheed Martin Rolls Out First LM-100J Commercial Freighter

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lockheed Martin has officially introduced the world to the latest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter. Employees who designed and built the aircraft celebrated this new Super Hercules with a traditional “rollout” ceremony held at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility located here. Team members walked this LM-100J out of the building […]

World’s Most Promising 5th Generation Fighter Jets

Reading Time: 4 minutes The current world situation makes every country consider its ability to confront a military threat posed by modern weapons. These days the F-22, T-50 PAK FA or J-20 stealth fighter jets, high technology weapons with a diverse range of sophisticated precision guided munition, are the key to the successful military campaigns. The 5th generation fighter […]

Trump Promises Changes to ‘Out of Control’ F-35 Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes After campaigning to reduce wasteful government spending, US President-elect Donald Trump announced that he is poised to modify the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, on the same day that Israel was supposed to receive its first two F-35 fighters. ​The markets quickly responded to Trump’s post-midnight tweet, causing Lockheed Martin’s shares to tumble during morning […]