Lockheed Martin Announces LM-100J Commercial Freighter Flying at 2018 Farnborough International Airshow

Corporation also releases full details of its 2018 FIA media briefing schedule

Defence Industry, Farnborough 2018
Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J flies a Farnborough International Airshow practice run July 2. Lockheed Martin photo by Todd McQueen.

BETHESDA, Md., July 9, 2018. Lockheed Martin will showcase its LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018, held in Farnborough, England, July 16-22.

The LM-100J will participate in the show’s daily flight display and be on static display. The LM-100J is a production variant of the C-130J Super Hercules, which is the tactical airlifter of choice for 18 nations to date around the world.


“While the LM-100J is known for its cargo delivery capabilities, the aircraft has been cited throughout industry as the perfect platform for specialized requirements such as firefighting, medevac, aerial spray, and humanitarian relief support,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions programs at Lockheed Martin. “Farnborough Airshow is the year’s premier aerospace industry event and it offers us an ideal opportunity to showcase the LM-100J’s unmatched versatility and superior performance to the world.”

Joining the LM-100J will be Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter, which is the industry standard for off-shore transportation, search and rescue and VIP/VVIP/head of state transport. The S-92 will be on static display at the Lockheed Martin Chalet (site D8-10).

Additionally, Lockheed Martin leaders and subject matter experts will offer insights and updates on the corporation’s aviation, space and layered defense capabilities through a series of briefings, open to all journalists and members of the media attending the show.

Details about each engagement are below and media contacts are listed at the end of this release. Visit www.lockheedmartin.com/FIA18 for more information about Lockheed Martin’s presence at FIA.

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10 a.m.
Delivering, Sustaining and Modernizing the F-35 Lightning II
Farnborough Media Centre, Navigate Room


Join Greg Ulmer, vice president and general manager, F-35 Lightning II Program, as he discusses the future of the F-35 program, its progress and positive momentum.

11 a.m.
Lockheed Martin: Reaching New Heights in Commercial Aviation
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

Lockheed Martin has its roots and future in commercial aviation. Tony Frese, vice president of Business Development, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions, and Nathalie Previte, vice president of Business Development, Sikorsky, offer insights and news about the LM-100J commercial freighter and the S-92 and Firehawk helicopter programs.


9 a.m.
Small Satellites, Big Value
Lockheed Martin Chalet (site D-10), Media Briefing Auditorium

As CubeSats and small satellites become more powerful and versatile, Lockheed Martin executives and teammates will discuss key innovations in small satellite buses, payloads and operations designed to help advance science and economic goals for the UK’s national space endeavors.

11 a.m.
F-35 Industry Ramps Up: Reducing Costs, Improving Capability and Expanding Capacity
Farnborough Media Centre, Lloyd Room

Leaders from the primary F-35 industry partners — Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman and Pratt & Whitney — will discuss actions across development, production and sustainment to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, improve capabilities and meet increasing demand.

1 p.m.
Growing the Global Demand for the F-16
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

This briefing focuses on the continued interest in F-16 across Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and South America with potential of 400+ new aircraft sales in the next several years. Randy Howard, director of Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Fighter Group, discusses continued relevancy of the F-16’s capabilities around the world.


9 a.m.
Global Fleet Readiness: Delivering More Readiness at Less Cost
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

Lockheed Martin leaders will highlight new technologies, strategies and approaches that enhance readiness rates and reduce costs of aircraft sustainment. This roundtable will focus on Lockheed Martin-wide initiatives, as well as specific programs to include the F-35, C-130J/LM-100J, Sikorsky portfolio and Performance Based Logistics support for conventional and Special Operations Forces.

10 a.m.
UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Sikorsky will speak about S-92 Helicopter Search and Rescue Operations
Lockheed Martin Chalet (site D-10) and the S-92 helicopter static display

The director of Aviation at the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and a Sikorsky vice president will discuss operational capability of the S-92 helicopter. The MCA operates 12 S-92 helicopters for maritime search and rescue within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region. (SAR) Bristow Helicopters currently operates Coastguard S-92 helicopters on behalf of the MCA for this critical life-saving mission, following the award of the 10-year UK SAR contract by the Department for Transport in March 2013. Since April 2015, Coastguard S-92 helicopters have been used in support of 4,500 search and rescue missions.

10 a.m.
LM-100J Media Tour
LM-100J on Flightline

Take a tour of the newest member of the Super Hercules family: the LM-100J. Tours hosted by members of Lockheed Martin’s Flight Operations team. Photography and video encouraged.

11 a.m.
Layered Missile Defense
Lockheed Martin Media Annex, located across from the Farnborough Media Centre

This briefing focuses on Integrated Air & Missile Defense and how Lockheed Martin is pacing the evolving threats. An executive from Lockheed Martin’s Missiles & Fire Control business unit will discuss current and emerging capabilities in Layered Missile Defense. Additionally executives from Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems business unit will discuss ground-based radars and how systems are connecting disparate elements into an integrated system-of-systems view of threats across the globe.