Business

August 14, 2012

Lockheed Martin to authorize Canada’s Cascade Aerospace

Lockheed Martin announced Aug. 10 at the 50th anniversary Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia that Cascade Aerospace will be authorized as a C-130 Heavy Maintenance Center – only the second such center in the world. Cascade is currently a Hercules Service Center and conducts in-service support for Canada’s legacy CC-130 and new CC-130J fleets.

“During its time as an existing Hercules maintainer, Cascade has demonstrated it has both the capability and process integrity to be certified as a C-130 Heavy Maintenance Center,” said George Shultz, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager for C-130 programs. “As we see worldwide interest in C-130 support expand, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that qualified and experienced companies support the Hercules community. Cascade is dedicated to supporting Canada’s CC-130 fleet and authorizing its role as an HMC provider is a natural step in our overall partnership.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious status from Lockheed Martin,” said David Schellenberg, Cascade Aerospace CEO. “We are privileged to have Lockheed Martin’s respect and credibility behind it, and to be positioned as one of only two C-130 HMCs in the world. With more than 1,450 C-130s currently operating in 65 countries around the globe – as well as Lockheed Martin’s C-130J delivery backlog and strong order book – this much-appreciated standing will significantly increase the international opportunities for Cascade Aerospace.”

Lockheed Martin delivered Canada’s 17th CC-130J aircraft to the Royal Canadian Air Force at

8 Wing Trenton earlier this year, completing the order Canada placed in December 2007 and delivering the aircraft on budget and three months ahead of schedule. Cascade’s team supports the day-to-day activities of both the CC-130J and legacy model aircraft at 8 Wing Trenton, the hub of air mobility operations in Canada.

Lockheed Martin awarded a 20-year contract in 2010 to Cascade for maintenance services to support Canada’s new CC-130Js. Cascade also provides fleet management services directly to the RCAF for their legacy model C-130 fleet. Cascade is one of only two Lockheed Martin-authorized Hercules Service Centers in the western hemisphere and one of 13 worldwide. An HMC is one that is authorized to do work on the new C-130J aircraft whereas an HSC is authorized to do work on the legacy C-130B-H aircraft.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines July 23, 2014

News: Israel’s Iron Dome defense in line for tripled U.S. spending - Israel’s iron Dome missile defense system may end up getting triple the U.S. funding that the Defense Department sought for it in March. Ukraine asked U.S. for systems to counter Russian missiles - A month before the United States says a Russian missile likely brought...
 
 

News Briefs July 23, 2014

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194 As of July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least...
 
 
Raytheon photograph

Raytheon completes key Air, Missile Defense Radar reviews

Raytheon photograph Partially-populated, full-sized Air and Missile Defense Radar array. Raytheon has completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar, the U.S. Navy’s next generation integ...
 

 
Insitu photograph

Insitu demonstrates long endurance capabilities of Integrator unmanned aircraft

Insitu photograph Insitu’s Integrator unmanned aircraft recovers via SkyHook; the aircraft recently completed a 24-hour endurance flight. Insitu announced July 22 the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned a...
 
 

NASA partners punctuate summer with spacecraft development advances

Spacecraft and rocket development is on pace this summer for NASA’s aerospace industry partners for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program as they progress through systems testing, review boards and quarterly sessions under their† Space Act Agreements with the agency. NASA engineers and specialists continue their review of the progress as the agency and partners move...
 
 

U.S. Navy selects Northrop Grumman for ship self-defense system

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2. The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised. SSDS MK2 is a combat system designed for anti-air defense...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>