The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft has reached major production assembly milestones at Aeronautics sites located here; Meridian, Mississippi; and Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Wing production has begun in Marietta, which is home to the C-130J Super Hercules final assembly line. Other structural parts are in production at the Meridian and Clarksburg facilities.
Lockheed Martin officials submitted a Program Notification Letter to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Jan. 21, 2014, for a type design update for the Lockheed Martin Model L-382J airplane, a civil-certified variant of the C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J. The LM-100J is expected to make its first flight in 2017, then enter into an FAA certification phase.
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