C-130 Hercules News
USAF awards Rolls-Royce multi-million dollar AE 2100 engine contract
The US Air Force has awarded a contract worth over $100 million to Rolls-Royce to purchase spare engines and parts for its C-130J fleet and to support Foreign Military Sales customers.
Airlift squadron established for Ebola response in Senegal
More than 35 Airmen and two C-130J Super Hercules from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived here this week to establish the 787th Air Expeditionary Squadron and to fly humanitarian cargo into Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance, the mission to fight Ebola in West Africa.
C-130 MMCT program arrives at 179th AW
The 179th Airlift Wing is taking a new approach to the runway, with the arrival of a virtual training experience. On Oct. 28, 2014, members of the 164th Airlift Squadron took the first step into this new era with the arrival of the Multi Mission Crew Trainer (MMCT).
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Nov 21, 2014
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 78
write-off: 331
preserved: 54
stored: 365
instructional: 188
on order: 48
active: 1445
Changes '13/'14:
Fleet adds: 91
Fleet drop: 37
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Today in C-130 history
21 Nov 1976
L-100-20 #CF-PWX of Pacific Western Airlines crashed at Eastville, near Kisangani, Zaire, low fuel, emergency landing in fog at night.Field landing lights off on arrival, not enough fuel to return, let down in jungle, one survivor.
21 Nov 1985
C-130MP #A-1322 of the Indonesian Air Force crashed into volcano Sibyak.
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The most important thing is to have a flexible approach.... The truth is no one knows exactly what air fighting will be like in the future. WE can't say anything will stay as it is, but we also can't be certain the future will conform to particular theories, which so often, between the wars, have proved wrong.
-- Brigadier General Robin Olds, USAF
16 Victories, WW-II and Vietnam Conflict
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Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
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C-130B
Modified for trails for boundary layer control for the US Army to be C-130C with Short takeoff and landing capability. First flight was on February 8, 2014. Was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. Flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest.
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