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First Flight For AMP C-5

First Flight For AMP C-5The first C-5 Galaxy modified under the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program was flown for the first time on 21 December from Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia, several weeks ahead of schedule. The combined Air Force/Lockheed Martin crew took off from Dobbins ARB. The five-hour flight consisted of flying qualities maneuvers, navigational system operation, verification of the new primary flight displays, and initial operation of the stability augmentation system. Work on modifying the aircraft with the AMP cockpit began in June 2002. The AMP contract, valued at $454 million, was awarded in January 1999 and is the first phase of the C-5 modernization program.

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