Lockheed Martin Engine Controls Reach 200 Million Operating Hours
JOHNSON CITY, NY, September 10th, 1998 -- Lockheed Martin Control Systems announced today that, as of August, its engine-control fleet had accumulated 200 million hours of operating time. These controls are used on engines that power more than 5,000 aircraft including the Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777; MD-11; and Airbus 310, 320, 330 and 340. An aircraft operating with Lockheed Martin engine controls takes off every four seconds somewhere in the world, said Hank McGlynn, director of Engine Control Programs for Control Systems. "We are proud to have the largest operating base in the industry," McGlynn said. "With the lowest in-flight shutdown rate and highest dispatch reliability in the industry, we offer a proven product for cost-conscious operators."
Lockheed Martin Control Systems is a world leader in electronics systems for global defense, civil and commercial markets. Control Systems designs and manufactures flight-critical flight, mission and engine controls for the world aircraft and space market. Control products from Lockheed Martin are aboard the Airbus A300, A310, A320, A330, A340; Boeing 717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, MD-11, B-1, C-17, F/A-18 and V-22; Lockheed Martin F-16, F-117, U-2, S-3 and Titan IV; Northrop Grumman B-2 and A-10; Saab JAS39, S340 and S2000; and many other platforms.