Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [NYSE: LMT] has announced it has celebrated 35 years of operation in its Greenville, South Carolina facility that provides nose-to-tail aircraft sustainment services, the company said.
Services provided at the Greenville facility include maintenance, modification, repair and overhaul, and is the new home of the F-16 Fighting Falcon production line. Lockheed Martin said it will begin production of the F-16 Fighting Falcon at Greenville and continues to provide aircraft sustainment on platforms such as the P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules and C-5 Galaxy.
Over the past 35 years, the Lockheed Martin Greenville team delivered nearly 3,000 aircraft, volunteered thousands of hours with local organizations, provided millions of dollars in philanthropic donations and contributes an annual economic impact of $100 million to the surrounding area. The site currently spans 276 acres and 16 hangars at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center, employs a highly-skilled workforce of 500 people and will be hiring hundreds more to support its aircraft sustainment and F-16 production contracts. Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.