March 25, 2014 (by Maureen Stevens) - Rockwell Collins’ Flight2™ integrated avionics system has been selected by Cascade Aerospace for the Mexican Air Force C-130 upgrade program. This equipment will be installed on Mexico’s two C-130K Hercules aircraft.
Mexico Air force, Lockheed C-130K Hercules (L-382, 3614 (cn 4211) Mexican Air Force unit based at Santa Lucia AFB (BAM1). 302th Squadron, 3rd Group (EA.302, 3?Grupo A?reo). During a visit of a Spanish military delegation to Mexico. June 21, 2005 [photo by Sergio Echeverria Garcia]
"Mexican Air Force pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics on board these aircraft," said Alan Prowse, vice president and managing director, the Americas for Rockwell Collins.
"This government-to-government contract via Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) will complete the modernization of Mexico’s two C-130K Hercules aircraft. Through our work with Cascade Aerospace, we look forward to continuing our long legacy of helping C-130 pilots achieve their missions with these important upgrades."
Aircraft installation, integration and design work is being done at Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence. Rockwell Collins will provide dedicated in-country, on-site field service engineering and logistics support to Cascade Aerospace during the aircraft modifications and test.
The announcement was made during FIDAE 2014, which is being held in Santiago, Chile.