The NATO Assist and Procurement Company (NSPA) has lately inducted the primary Austrian Air Power C-130 plane for a ‘C’ Examine into Depot Degree Upkeep at its contractor facility in Portugal. The ‘C’ test is an intensive test of particular person programs and parts for the serviceability and performance of the plane. It includes in depth tooling, gear testing and requires particular ability ranges. These actions usually take between 6 to 18 months to be accomplished. Along with the Austrian plane, the opposite 4 C-130 plane are at the moment on the NSPA’s contractor services present process numerous sorts of upkeep actions.

NSPA will full additional ‘C’ Checks for different plane of the Austrian AF C-130 fleet. Austria is among the three Nations of the NSPO Fastened Wing Plane Assist Partnership collaborating within the C-130 plane Depot Degree Upkeep undertaking. Nations profit from an intensive vary of companies and capabilities for his or her C-130 plane fleets, managed by NSPA via present contracts. This consists of upkeep (overhaul, restore, and improve) of the plane and its mechanical, electrical, and avionics parts. The C-130 Hercules is the longest-running navy plane in manufacturing for over 60 years, with its newest model C-130J Tremendous Hercules at the moment underneath manufacturing.


Over the subsequent 5 years, NATO Assist and Procurement Company (NSPA) will full additional ‘C’ Checks for different plane of the Austrian Air Power C-130 fleet.

In 2003 Austria’s transport functionality was improved when it bought three C-130 Hercules from the Royal Air Power. These plane had been wanted for the demanding UN peacekeeping missions by which Austria performed a job. The Austrian Air Power has awarded a multi-million-pound contract to Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (Marshall ADG) to replace the navigation programs on its fleet of three C-130K plane. Following on from the Evening Imaginative and prescient System improve modification of the Flight Administration System in 2017, Marshall ADG will now design and replace the Digital Flight Instrument System shows, Standby Instrument, and Flight Administration System throughout the fleet.

The equal mannequin for export to the UK is the C-130H, recognized by the Royal Air Power (RAF) because the Hercules C-130K orC.1. The C-130K is utilized by the RAF Falcons for parachute drops. Three C-130Ks (Hercules C Mk.1P) had been upgraded and offered to the Austrian Air Power in 2002. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop navy transport plane designed and constructed initially by Lockheed. Able to utilizing unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. The versatile airframe has discovered makes use of in quite a lot of different roles, together with as a gunship, for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific analysis help, climate reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting.