First Travis C-5B Gets Super Makeover

Lockheed Martin workers earlier this month inducted the first C-5B Galaxy transport from Travis AFB, Calif., into the company’s Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program modification line in Marietta, Ga. Tail No. 0008 is the 12th C-5B to enter the Marietta plant for conversion to the new C-5M Super Galaxy standard, announced the company May 9. The upgrades include new engines and reliability improvements. Overall, this aircraft is the 15th of 52 C-5s (one C-5A, 49 C-5Bs, and two C-5Cs) that the Air Force is updating to the new standard. This airframe is scheduled for delivery to Dover AFB, Del., in 2013, after its transformation, according to Lockheed Martin.