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Flight Operations Services – Goodyear, Arizona

Ground-Based Air Surveillance Radars

Lockheed Martin Flight Operations in Goodyear, Arizona has supported flight test programs on a wide variety of aircraft, from single engine Cessna 182 and 207, to C-135, P-3 and SR-71. We provide end-to-end flight testing support:

  • Engineering design and fabrication – including pod design and fabrication of required platform and strongback structures
  • Aircraft modification – including integrating interior and exterior systems in adherence with electrical and structural requirements
  • Equipment installation – including centerline mounts, wing pods and fuselage enclosures
  • Integration and flight test – including test plan development and execution.

Our facility in Goodyear, Arizona has 16,000 feet which includes dedicated hangar space and an engineering lab. Test capabilities include:

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Moving Target Indication (MTI) radars
  • Electro-optical, infrared and ultraviolet sensors
  • Missile guidance packages
  • Smart munitions (seeker and data link systems)
  • Communications payloads

Lockheed Martin Flight Operations – Goodyear

An overview of the flight operation services and capabilities provided by Lockheed Martin out of its facilities in Goodyear

Lockheed Martin Flight Operations – Goodyear

An overview of the flight operation services and capabilities provided by Lockheed Martin out of its facilities in Goodyear

N-265-60 (Sabreliner 60)
Piper Navajo Chieftain


N-265-60 (Sabreliner 60)

  • Performance:
    • Max speed: 356 knots IAS, 0.818 Mach
    • Cruise speed: 375-425 knots TAS
    • Stall speed: 100 knots IAS
    • Max operating altitude: 41,000 ft. MSL without external pod in range
    • Max mission duration, 2.5 hours
  • Navigation Aids: GPS, VOR, ADF
  • Aircraft electrical system
    • 440 AMPS available to engineering payload
    • DC system 28 volts
    • AC system (Power from DC BUS)
  • Empty cabin volume (excludes cockpit): Approximately 378 cubic feet
  • FAA certification: Special airworthiness certification (experimental / research and development)
  • Configuration: This two-pilot/eight passenger executive jet aircraft has been modified to carry engineering package with two pilots and up

Piper Navajo Chieftain

  • Performance:
    • Max air speed: 185 KIAS
    • Cruise speed: 160 KIAS
    • Stall speed: 74 KIAS
    • Max operating altitude: 24,000 ft. MSL
    • Max mission duration: 6 hours
  • Navigation aids: GPS, VOR, ADF
  • Centerline pod capable
  • Aircraft nose payload bay
  • Engineering payload capacity:
    • 700 lbs. (not including personnel)
    • Payloads are assumed to be operated by two 250 lb. engineers
  • Engineering payload electrical capacity: 100 amps available for 28 volts DC
  • AC system (power from DC BUS): 24 amps available 115 volts 60 Hz with a 25 amp 28 volt DC combo.
  • Empty cabin volume (excludes cockpit): Approximately 150 cubic feet including baggage area.
  • FAA certification: Special airworthiness certification (experimental / research and development)
  • Configuration: This two-pilot/four-passenger executive jet aircraft has been modified to carry engineering package with one or two pilots and up to two engineering aircrew members.