C-130 Hercules News
Héroux-Devtek announces multi-year contract to manufacture the landing gear for the C-130J
Héroux-Devtek Inc., a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to manufacture the landing gear for the C-130J Super Hercules.
Lockheed Martin introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' at Farnborough International Airshow
Lockheed Martin today at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.
UTC Aerospace Systems helps USN & ANG improve performance with C-130 NP2000 propeller upgrades
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., today announced that it has been awarded a contract to support NP2000 propeller upgrades for 24 Lockheed Martin C/KC-130T aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 16, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 343
preserved: 71
stored: 490
instructional: 150
on order: 13
active: 1333
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 63
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Force landed at Care Four, Antarctica after two JATO bottle came off and struck the aircraft. The ten man crew were uninjured but had to live in survival shelters for 80 hours until the weather improve enough to allow a rescue. It had been buried in the snow for 17 years before repairs began.
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