After 17 years of upgrades, the Air Force's biggest plane is ready to stay in the air for decades

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Business Insider—(AP Photo/Francois Mori) Lockheed Martin has finished upgrading 52 of the Air Force's biggest plane: the C-5M Super Galaxy. The main element of the upgrade was a new, more powerful engine. The upgrades started in 2001 and are supposed to keep the massive plane in service until the 2040s. Lockheed Martin said earlier this month that the last of 52 upgraded C-5M Super Galaxy cargo planes had been delivered to the Air Force, finishing the nearly two-decade-long modernization of the service's...

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