C-130 Hercules News
Norway receives first C-130J-30 with Block 8.1 Upgrade
Lockheed Martin delivered the first of four C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters with the Block 8.1 upgrade to the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), delivering advanced capabilities and increased Super Hercules interoperability in the Nordic region and across Europe.
934th Airlift Wing makes history with an all-female aircrew
For the first time since the 934 AW’s inception in 1963, one of its aircraft was piloted and operated by a team of all-female pilots and aircrew.
139th Airlift Wing executes 41-hour sortie
The 139th Airlift Wing has set a new milestone by pushing the boundaries of the C-130H Hercules aircraft. From Feb. 13 - 15, multiple aircrews flew a mission in which the aircraft's cumulative flight time was 41.5 hours with the engines running continuously for 45 hours.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Apr 14, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 180
write-off: 351
preserved: 89
stored: 576
instructional: 155
on order: 2
active: 1315
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 11
Fleet drop: 36
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Repaired after 17 years buried in snow.
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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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