Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules Achieves 75,000 Flight Hours With Italian Air Force
MARIETTA, Ga., 10/15/2008 --
The Italian Air Force has achieved 75,000 flight hours with its fleet of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, amassing an impressive record that includes the first combat missions flown in the C-130J and the delivery of humanitarian relief supplies.
Italy's 46th Air Brigade put its first C-130J into service in August 2000 and now operates 22 Super Hercules. With its operations,
Lockheed Martin's vice president for C-130J Programs, Ross Reynolds, attended a special ceremony in
Seventy five thousand flight hours is a tremendous achievement, said Reynolds. From your unrelenting missions out of
Reynolds presented the 46th with a large scale C-130J model that will stand in the entrance to the National Training Centre in