Lockheed Martin breaks ground on Georgia pilot training center

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Lockheed Martin recently broke ground on its Hercules Training Center (HTC) in Marietta, Georgia, where Lockheed Martin Aeronautics will train air mobility pilots and crews for the C-130J airlifter and LM-100J commercial freighter, beginning in 2018.

 “Our shared investment in the Hercules Training Center continues years of strong partnership between Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to help equip pilots and air crews worldwide to command the C-130 platform,” Lockheed Training and Simulation Solutions Vice President Sandy Samuel said. “We are thrilled to offer our customers even more value through integrated training solutions right here in Marietta, where the aircraft is produced.”

 The groundbreaking was marked with a ceremony, attended by Samuel and Lockheed Air Mobility & Maritime Missions Vice President and General Manager George Shultz. The HTC will include new and reconfigurable full mission simulators for both aircraft, as well as classroom space and training devices.

 “As the C-130 Original Equipment Manufacturer, Lockheed Martin has an unmatched knowledge of the Super Hercules — to include providing the most effective training programs for C-130J crews,” Shultz said. “The Lockheed Martin partnership that is at the core of the Hercules Training Center delivers proven insights into the operation of the C-130J and LM-100J platforms.”

 

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