15 Jan 2018

Cascade Aerospace to modernise FAM’s Hercules aircraft

Cascade Aerospace has secured a contract for the avionics modernisation of one Fuerza Aérea Mexicana (FAM) L-100 (C-130) Hercules aircraft.

The contract follows on the recent delivery of two modernised C-130K Hercules aircraft delivered to the FAM and fitted with advanced digital avionics from Rockwell Collins.

This program will be contracted through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) under the auspices of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Canadian and Mexican governments.

This modernisation programme includes the installation and integration of an advanced Rockwell Collins Flight2 TM digital avionics suite. In addition, Cascade will provide operational and technical training for Mexican Air Force personnel at the company’s facility and headquarters in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Cascade’s COO & EVP, Kevin Lemke: “Completing the C-130 fleet modernization represents a significant milestone for Cascade and affirms our excellent relationship with the Mexican Air Force as a support provider of choice since 2013.

“The upgrade of this aircraft will establish a common cockpit configuration for the entire FAM C-130 fleet thereby enhancing fleet capability as well as providing efficiencies in maintenance, training, and operational availability.”

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