Employing approximately 24,000 people around the globe, Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business area has nine locations across the United States and several international offices around the world.
Fort Worth, Texas
Officially designated as Air Force Plant 4, Fort Worth is the headquarters of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and home of the F-35 Lightning II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon and program support for the F-22 Raptor. Manufacturing activities include F-35 Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon final assembly. Portions of the Japan F-2 fighter are also produced here.
The company’s site in Marietta, Georgia, is home to assembly of the C-130 Hercules transport. The Marietta site is also responsible for the avionics and engine modernization programs for the C-5 Galaxy strategic transport, P-3 Orion program operations, including the new wing production line, and the center wing assembly for all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II.
The Palmdale, California, site is headquarters to the Skunk Works®, known for solutions that push the state of the art in support of the nation’s most pressing needs. Working advanced development projects, the Skunk Works team is focused on rapid prototyping, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of manned and unmanned aircraft systems. Current efforts include the U-2 Dragon Lady high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, F-35 Control Surface and Edge production and numerous classified/proprietary advanced technology efforts.
San Antonio, Texas
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions' (LMCES) U.S. facility, located on the Port San Antonio Industrial Complex in San Antonio, Texas, is recognized as a Center of Excellence for aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for commercial CF6-50 and CF6-80, and CFM56 companies and U.S. and international governments. In addition, the facility repairs engine modules and builds new engines for the F-16. In 2013, a second location was opened in Montreal. With the new facility, LMCES adds full MRO capabilities for the CFM56-2 and -5 and CF34 engines as well as a full range of back shop repairs.
Greenville, South Carolina
In the Greenville, South Carolina, facility, Lockheed Martin offers “nose-to-tail” aircraft maintenance, modifications and state-of-the-art upgrades for products built by Lockheed Martin and other manufacturers. The site also provides Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sustainment services and engineering support and parts management and logistics services.
Pinellas Park, Florida
Located in the Tampa Bay area, the Pinellas operation is modern 200,000-square-foot facility specializing in metal forming, fabrication and assembly of components for many of the company’s major programs. The Pinellas team works on the F-35, F-16 C-130, P-3 and U-2.
The facility in Meridian, Mississippi, produces 50 percent of the C-130J fuselage, including the cargo floor, cargo door, aft side panels, aft top panel, side panels, center wing, and key flight control components. The site also fabricates the C130J ramp floor panels, which are assembled in Clarksburg, and the C-130J cargo floor assembled in Meridian
Located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Lockheed Martin AeroParts, Inc. (LMAPI), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Recognized for its high-quality focus on safety, this facility manufactures aircraft details, assemblies, and ground support equipment, and overhauls and repairs aircraft components and structural parts. The site supplies new production parts to other Lockheed Martin facilities for the F-16, C-130, U-2, and F-22 aircraft. LMAPI is also is a direct prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense for spares fabrication for aircraft and is a supplier to commercial customers.
Clarksburg, West Virginia
The plant in Clarksburg, West Virginia, produces major C-130 assemblies, such as the main landing gear doors, outer wing leading edges, ramp, wing flap track former, and forward fuselage skin assembly. Currently, 8 percent of each C-130J aircraft is produced at this facility.