Sat, Nov 15, 2008
First Order For Type Under Foreign Military Sales Program
Lockheed Martin delivered the first of four C-130Js to the
Royal Norwegian Air Force at a ceremony this week with US and
Norwegian officials at the company's Marietta, GA facility.
"As the first C-130J order under the US Foreign Military Sales
program, the Norway contract marks an important milestone for sales
of the C-130J internationally," said Ross Reynolds, vice president
of C-130 programs for Lockheed Martin. "Norway joins the growing
list of countries that are realizing the flexibility of the Super
Hercules and the benefits it brings to a nation's overall airlift
capability. With the arrival of its new C-130J aircraft, the Royal
Norwegian Air Force will have one of the most advanced cargo fleets
in the world."
Other nations that are operating or have ordered the C-130J
include Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, Italy, Qatar, the United
Kingdom and the United States. A second ceremony will occur in
Norway when the aircraft flies there at the end of the month.
The Norwegian Super Hercules are the longer fuselage, or
"stretched," variant of the C-130J similar to those being delivered
to the US Air Force. Future C-130J deliveries to Norway will
include one in 2009 and two in 2010.
"C-130Js provide greater availability, flexibility and
reliability than other airlifters," said Reynolds. "Currently they
are deployed in two combat theaters and are operating at a very
high tempo, efficiently and reliably." In non-combat environments,
the C-130Js are used in humanitarian relief efforts such as those
following Hurricane Katrina, Thailand's tsunami and Myanmar's
The worldwide fleet of C-130Js has flown nearly half a million
flight hours, with some C-130J fleet operators flying as much as
1,000 hours per month.
"The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward finding worlds like our planet Earth. Future NASA missions, like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the James >[...]
Removes 'Getting To The Airport' As An Excuse To Not Go Skydiving So imagine it's a beautiful day to go jump out of an airplane in the greater New York City area, but you just don'>[...]
Ground Stop Ground Stops are implemented for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are: 1) To control air traffic volume to airports when the projected traffic demand is exp>[...]
Aero Linx: The Australian Parachute Federation The Australian Parachute Federation exists to administer and represent Australian Sport Parachuting. This is achieved by promoting an>[...]
ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]