Cascade Aerospace to modernize Mexican Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft

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Cascade Aerospace Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract for the avionics modernization of one Fuerza Aérea Mexicana (FAM) L-100 (C-130) Hercules aircraft.

A Fuerza Aérea Mexicana L-100 (C-130) Hercules aircraft, in flight.
A Fuerza Aérea Mexicana L-100 (C-130) Hercules aircraft, in flight. In addition to modernizing the avionics, Cascade will provide operational and technical training for Mexican Air Force personnel in Abbotsford, B.C.
Andres Hernandez Photo

This contract follows on the recent delivery of two modernized 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.

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“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,” said Cascade’s chief operating officer and executive vice-president, Kevin Lemke.

“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.”

This modernization program includes the installation and integration of an advanced Rockwell Collins Flight2 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, B.C.

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