Media Invited to View C-5M Work at Stewart Air National Guard Base
STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NY (10/25/2010)(readMedia)-- Members of the Hudson Valley press corps and other news agencies are invited to visit the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard Wednesday afternoon to geta first-hand look at the work being done to modernize the interior of a C-5M Super Galaxy, the newer version of the aircraft the wing operates here.
WHO: Members of the Hudson Valley press corps, teams leaders of the effort to refurbish the interior of the C-5M, and Airmen of the 105th Airlift When.
WHAT: A media visit with opportunities to interview the officers, non-commissioned officers and Airmen who are working on the C-5m project, along with opportunities to view the work, walk through the massive aircraft, and collective still and video imagery.
WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27.
WHERE: Stewart Air National Guard Base, Route 17K, Newburgh, NY
Members of the press who wish to attend should contact Capt. Patrick Cordova, the wing public affairs officer at 845-563-2076 no later than noon on Wednesday, Oct, 27, in order to gain access to this secure military facility.
A formal media briefing on the C-5M project, interviews with 105th Airlift Wing leaders, Airmen and experts on the C-5M, and opportunities to collect still and video imagery.
The New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing began working on the interior of the United State Air Force's first C-5M Super Galaxy cargo plane on Oct. 7.
The massive aircraft, an upgraded version of the C-5A the 105th Airlift Wing flies, was towed into the inspection stands at Stewart Air National Guard Base . The 105th's aircraft maintainers are performing an annual inspection that incorporates restoration work to the inspection program.
The aircraft is undergoing final reconditioning inside and out by members of the 105th Maintenance Group and other supporting organizations. Work will go on around the clock in order to completely upgrade the aircraft by the first weekend in November.
This Total Force effort consisting of Air Guard, Reserves, Active Duty and contractors will result in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft and eventually for the entire C-5 fleet.
The C-5M Super Galaxy is the result of a two-phase modernization effort: the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP).
The C-5 modernization program provides greatly improved reliability, efficiency, maintainability and availability - reducing total ownership and operating costs of the heavy strategic lift aircraft for the U.S. Air Force - and ensures this critical national strategic airlift resource continues serving the war fighter out to 2040, according to Lockheed Martin, the aircraft manufacturer.
The C-5M Strategic Airlifter, a National Asset, has re-set records for distance, time, speed as well as cargo capacity, improved reliability with reduced fuel consumption.
For further details on the C-5M:http://www.lockheedmartin.com/products/c5/
STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - The first production C-5M Super Galaxy is towed into inspection stands here early Thursday morning Oct 7. Aircraft maintainers of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing are performing an annual inspection that incorporates restoration work to the inspection program. This Total Force effort consisting of Air Guard, Reserves, Active Duty and contractors will result in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft and eventually for the entire C-5 fleet.
STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -New York Air National Guard aircraft maintainers of the 105th Airlift Wing refurbish the flight deck of the first production C-5M. This Total Force effort consisting of Air Guard, Reserves, Active Duty and contractors will result in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft and eventually for the entire C-5 fleet.