Cascade Aerospace, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been awarded “C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centre” status by Lockheed Martin. It has become one of only two authorized centres in the world. With this designation, Cascade is now qualified as a C-130 Hercules service centre as well as C-130J heavy maintenance centre. This makes the company a prime choice for Hercules operators around the world in need of repair and maintenance contracts.
“Cascade has a long history of repair, overhaul and upgrades with military and commercial C-130 Hercules aircraft,” said Ben Boehm, Cascade Aerospace executive vice president and COO. “As the Optimized Weapons System Management prime for Canada’s Hercules fleet, Cascade is well-placed as a global leader in C-130 Hercules support.”
There are more than 1,400 C-130s operating in 70 countries around the world. “Cascade has long supported Canada’s CC-130 fleet and this new designation ensures it will continue to be an essential partner for Hercules operators in Canada and beyond,” said George Shultz, Lockheed Martin’s vice president and general manager for C-130 programs.
Currently, Cascade Aerospace is partnered with Lockheed Martin in a 20-year contract to support the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of C-130J aircraft, according to the press release. “Cascade’s recent signing of a contract with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) to undertake modernization and sustainment activities on two Mexican air force C-130K Hercules aircraft further solidifies Cascade’s position within the international C-130 Hercules community,” said the release.