Twenty years is a key retirement number

As the model shows, twenty years is the typical period when airlines retire their aircraft.  But that was then.  Now we can expect that period to be much shorter.  Click the play button to see how this works.  Also, click the button to see the pattern over time.  The...

Connie love

There are two great Lockheed Constellation restoration projects being undertaken.  (Hello Red Bull, are you paying attention?) We are big Connie fans. Project #1: Columbine We first got to see this magnificent aircraft (Columbine I) in August 2008 at the Pima Museum...

LM100J coming along

In February 2014, Lockheed Martin filed a design update with the FAA for “a type design update for the Lockheed Martin Model L-382J airplane, a civil-certified variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J.”  In July 2014, ASL...