Lockheed Martin LM-100J Commercial Freighter Receives FAA Type Certificate Update
The LM-100J is the modernized version of the Lockheed Martin L-100 freighter (Lockheed Model 382). More than 100 L-100s were produced from 1964-1992 at the then
"Like its military counterparts, the worldwide L-100 fleet is a much tasked and much relied upon. As this fleet reaches the end of its operating life, customers told us the only replacement for the L-100 is an LM-100J," said
Through select design changes, the LM-100J performs as a civil multi-purpose aircraft capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport and select specialized mission requirements. The LM-100J is an efficient and ideal airlift solution in delivering bulk and oversize cargo, particularly to austere locations around the world.
The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements over the existing legacy L-100 freighters that result from more than two decades of C-130J operational experience, including more than 2 million fleetwide flight hours flown by crews in 19 nations around the world.
"We had the unique opportunity to design and build a completely new commercial airlifter with insights from a proven airframe," said
Notable operational LM-100J enhancements compared to a legacy L-100s include:
- 14% more fuel efficient
- 20% improvement in payload/range capability
- Automated maintenance fault reporting
- Unmatched situational awareness with digital avionics and dual HUD
- Fully CNS/ATM compliant with the FAA Next Generation Air Transportation System (
- Enhanced Cargo Handling (ECHS) system
- Carbon breaks
FAA-certified commercial maintenance program
In addition, the LM-100J operating community has access to
Extending a legacy of air mobility training,
Next steps for the LM-100J program include the 2020 delivery of two aircraft to Pallas Aviation, the LM-100J launch operator.
For more information on the LM-100J, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/lm100j.
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