Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter receives FAA type certificate update

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood November 19, 2019 12:26

Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter receives FAA type certificate update

The Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter received its type design update certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

This particular FAA certification allows the LM-100J to operate from any commercial airfield in the world.

In 2014, Lockheed Martin announced it would update its existing FAA A1SO type certificate for its Model L-382J aircraft to be marketed as the LM-100J, a civil-certified production variant of the military proven C-130J Super Hercules.

“We had the unique opportunity to design and build a completely new commercial airlifter with insights from a proven airframe,” said Marilou Franklin, director of the LM-100J Program at Lockheed Martin. “Our goal was to produce an airlifter that was as safe as it was capable as it was advanced. In partnering with our existing L-100 operators, our network of suppliers and the FAA, we did that ― and more ― with the LM-100J.”

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood November 19, 2019 12:26