Canada’s Cascade Aerospace has delivered the final CC-130J to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) after completing the Block 7.0 upgrade.
The C-130J heavy maintenance centre Cascade Aerospace is ready to service and maintain aircraft for departments and agencies of the Government of the US, including the complete C-130 Hercules fleet.
Cascade Aerospace executive vice-president and COO Ben Boehm said: “Capitalising on our current contracts to maintain and support Canada’s CC-130 Hercules fleets, as well as the work we have done internationally; we are able to provide the best taxpayer value to modernise the CC-130J’s ensuring these aircraft operate to their fullest ability.
“At Cascade Aerospace, with our ISO and Aerospace Standard series quality certifications, we are equally ready to immediately assist US military and civilian agencies as well.”
To carry out the upgrade, Cascade Aerospace limited down-time to an average of 35 days per aircraft.
As part of the upgrade, 29 improvements were made to Canada’s CC-130J Hercules.
The changes include improvements to navigation, communications, and maintenance capabilities.
Boehm added: “Government departments and agencies can count on Cascade Aerospace to save time, maximise value and enhance capacity for their fleets, including fixed wing search and rescue (SAR) and tactical heavy lift aircraft.”
Complex aerospace programmes involving engineering, project management, aircraft compliance and certification, and flight testing are managed and implemented by Cascade Aerospace.