Marshall Aerospace has underlined its credentials because the world’s main Lockheed Martin authorized C-130 Heavy Upkeep Centre for C-130J plane by securing a contract with Lockheed Martin to hold out the 12-year upkeep inspections on the Indian Air Pressure’s fleet of C-130J Tremendous Hercules.
The contract will see the corporate perform the in-depth upkeep inspections on the Indian fleet of C-130J whereas additional strengthening their long-term relationship with Lockheed Martin. The plane had been delivered to the Indian Air Pressure underneath the US Authorities International Army Gross sales programme in an excellent instance of each political and army cooperation.
“It’s vital that we will depend on our longstanding service centre, Marshall Aerospace, to assist one of the lively C-130J fleets on the earth. Via an built-in crew and devoted assist, collectively we will make sure the Indian Air Pressure’s C-130J fleet is on the market and prepared for each mission,” commented Curtis Jones, C-130 India Programme Supervisor, Lockheed Martin.
First buying the platform in 2008, India has gone on to obtain further airframes by way of the US Authorities and Lockheed Martin in more moderen years to assist its tactical airlift necessities, now working a fleet of 12 C-130J plane.
Neil McManus, Marshall Aerospace Managing Director mentioned: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by way of competitors to supply devoted and complete upkeep companies to the Indian Air Pressure, while delivering dedicated assist to Lockheed Martin of their broader International Army Gross sales contract.
“As one of many largest Air Forces on the earth, the Indian Authorities can depend on Marshall Aerospace to ship the identical stage of expertise, experience and worth that has made us the primary selection for heavy upkeep on the C-130 for a lot of operators throughout the globe.”
The Indian Air Pressure’s C-130J Tremendous Hercules has a extremely built-in and complicated configuration primarily designed to assist India’s particular operations requirement. The plane are additionally used to assist quite a lot of essential missions, together with humanitarian assist, airlift, pure catastrophe assist, and search and rescue operations.