Paris 2017: LM-100J commercial freighter on display
Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter is making its international debut at this year’s show.
Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft — a derivative of the venerable C130 tactical airlifter — will make its international debut at the 2017 International Paris Air Show (19th-25th June).
The LM-100J represents the 17th different mission capability for the C-130J Super Hercules platform and is an updated version of the L-100 cargo aircraft, which Lockheed Martin produced from 1964-1992. The LM-100J made its first flight on May 25, 2017.
The company says the aircraft has performed remarkably well in initial flight testing, hence the decision to put it on display at “the world’s greatest airshow”.
The LM-100J is designed to perform as a commercial multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport. It is being marketed as an ideal airlift solution for delivering bulk and oversize cargo, particularly to austere locations worldwide. Like its military counterpart, the LM-100J is designed to perform multiple missions, ranging from firefighting to medevac to VIP transport.