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Messaggio da richelieu » 5 novembre 2014, 18:51

Lockheed Martin prosegue le operazioni di aggiornamento di un certo numero di C-5 Galaxy .....
The US Air Force (USAF) is continuing to receive upgraded Lockheed Martin C-5M Galaxy strategic airlifters, with delivery of the 20th production aircraft on 5 November.
Aircraft 87-0034 was flown from the company's Marietta production facility in Georgia to Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in California.
It is the fifth such aircraft to be delivered to Travis AFB on the west coast, with Dover AFB in the east coast state of Delaware receiving the others.
Fonte ..... "Lockheed Martin progresses C-5M Galaxy deliveries to USAF" .....
http://www.janes.com/article/45372/lock ... es-to-usaf

"C-5 Modernization Program" ..... http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aerona ... o/c5m.html

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Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters and their components are unloaded from a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 29, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
The helicopters were used in Afghanistan and are being returned to the United States as military forces are withdrawn from the country.
The C-5s are assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 20 novembre 2014, 15:16

Non è tutto oro .....
..... e, guarda caso, indovinate un pò chi c'è di mezzo ..... :mrgreen:

"LOCKHEED, AIR FORCE HIT FOR POOR C-5 UPGRADE MANAGEMENT" .....
http://about.bgov.com/2014-11-19/lockhe ... anagement/

Il rapporto ..... http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2015-039.pdf
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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 dicembre 2014, 9:17

Miracolo ..... :eeeeek:

Dopo ben due settimane ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA si è accorto che nel programma di modernizzazione dei C-5 c'era qualcosa che non andava ..... =D>
Inspector General: C-5 Upgrade Broke the Rules .....

Arie Church 12/2/2014

​The Pentagon's inspector general determined that the Air Force mismanaged several aspects of the C-5 Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program between 2010 and 2013, according to a report released last month.
"The government failed to discourage repeated tender of nonconforming components, delegated inherently government functions to Lockheed Martin, accepted nonconformances that were corrected at an additional cost to the government, and failed to comply with [Defense Contract Management Agency] instruction for the corrective action process," said Randolph Stone (1), deputy IG for policy and oversight, in a Nov. 18 summary (2).

(1) ..... http://www.dodig.mil/BIOs/stone_bio.html

(2) ..... http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/report_summary.cfm?id=6051

The IG investigated the Air Force's RERP offices at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Robins AFB, Ga., as well as Lockheed Martin's upgrade facility in response to a May 2013 complaint that came into the IG hotline, according to the report.
In response to its findings, the IG directed the C-5 program office to ensure all contracting meets government standards and establish a system to identify and fix contractual breaches and update airworthiness certificates.
The IG further directed the DCMA to work with Lockheed Martin to oversee the replacement of inferior components and implement any further required fixes.
(IG report; caution, large-sized file ..... http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2015-039.pdf ).
Ormai ..... quando penso a LM ..... mi viene in mente una sola definizione ..... tentacolare .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 6 novembre 2016, 0:07

C-5M ..... le consegne continuano .....
The latest C-5M Super Galaxy was ferried from Lockheed Martin’s facility in Marietta, Ga., to Stewart ANGB, N.Y., on Oct. 28, for final paint and detailing, according to a company press release.
Its pilot was Brig. Gen. James Fontanella, who in 2006 flew the aircraft - serial number 87-0038 - around the world in its earlier incarnation as a C-5B.
Fonte ..... "Newest Super Galaxy Delivered" .....

Interessante la biografia del generale Fontanella (di origini italiane?) ..... un ex-pilota navale che ha continuato la sua carriera nell' Air Force .....
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C-5M ..... ultima consegna (dal 'Daily Report' dell' AFA) .....

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​The 52nd and final C-5M Super Galaxy upgraded by Lockheed Martin leaves the company's facility in Marietta, Ga.
The aircraft will be based at Westover ARB, Mass.
Lockheed Martin photo.

Lockheed Delivers Final Super Galaxy .....

Lockheed Martin on Thursday delivered the final C-5M Super Galaxy to the Air Force, finishing the last of 52 upgrades of the massive airlifter.
The Super Galaxy upgrades date back to Air Mobility Command’s C-5 Avionics Modernization Program in 1998, which was aimed at increasing the service life of the C-5 fleet.
The modifications include new General Electric F138 engines, updated avionics, and other upgrades that increased the reliability, fuel efficiency, and operational capability of the aircraft.
The aircraft are stationed at Dover AFB, Del.; Travis AFB, Calif.; JBSA-Lackland AFB, Texas; and Westover ARB, Mass., according to the Air Force.
The last C-5M was ferried by a crew from the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover, and is at Stewart ANGB, N.Y., where it will undergo an interior paint restoration before flying to Westover, according to Lockheed.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 settembre 2019, 10:32

Un'ottima idea ... :angel7:
The Air Force is vetting its biggest aircraft as a new option for large-scale aeromedical evacuation.
Air Mobility Command is evaluating how the massive C-5M Super Galaxy airlifter could carry more than 100 patients out of harm’s way - possibly doubling the Air Force’s current medevac capacity for a single aircraft.
AMC currently flies C-130s, C-17s, and KC-135s for aeromedical evacuation missions.
The C-17 can hold the most patients at once, accommodating 60 people on stretchers.
Bringing in the C-5 would allow the Air Force to evacuate an entire hospital or an equivalent number of patients if needed, said SMSgt. Stephen Mellan, aeromedical evacuation technician training manager at AMC.
... airforcemag.com ... "AMC Wants to Turn C-5Ms into Flying Hospitals" ...

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Messaggio da Maxx » 25 settembre 2019, 10:56

Qual è la ragione per cui alcuni aerei (C-5, B52, C-130, F-16 i primi che mi vengono in mente. Come vedete aerei diversissimi tra loro) hanno una vita lunghissima, e un aereo ai confini della fantascienza come l’F-117 ha avuto vita decisamente breve ed è stato radiato? Forse proprio perchè ai confini della fantascienza?

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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 settembre 2019, 16:03

Maxx ha scritto:
25 settembre 2019, 10:56
Qual è la ragione per cui alcuni aerei (C-5, B52, C-130, F-16 i primi che mi vengono in mente. Come vedete aerei diversissimi tra loro) hanno una vita lunghissima, e un aereo ai confini della fantascienza come l’F-117 ha avuto vita decisamente breve ed è stato radiato?
Forse proprio perchè ai confini della fantascienza?


Qui ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_ ... retirement ... trovi la risposta ...

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