The LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter is moving through pivotal production milestones, most recently completing body mate and wing installation at Lockheed Martin's Marietta, GA facility.
The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Super Hercules aircraft — the tactical military airlifter of choice for 17 nations. It will perform as a commercial, multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport.
The first freighter will progress through final production phases over the next few months, with an anticipated first flight in the first half of 2017.
The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements over the existing L-100s that have resulted from years of military C-130J operational experience — including more than 1.3 million flight hours.
The result of this experience and advancement translates to an aircraft that will deliver reliable service in a multi-role platform for decades to come.