September 13 - Production of the first LM-100J commercial freighter is making significant progress at Lockheed Martin's facility in the USA.

The aircraft wings, which were manufactured by the Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures (TLMAL) joint venture in India, have been constructed and delivered to the final assembly site, while cabtop construction has commenced and the completed cargo deck has arrived from Lockheed Martin's site in Mississippi.

The LM-100J is the commercial version of Lockheed Martin's C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. It is scheduled to act as a commercial, multipurpose air freighter, capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport.

The first LM-100J will progress through final production phases over the next few months, with an anticipated first flight in the first half of 2017.

Watch a video about the LM-100J freighter below: