L-3 Gets 4-month, $25M Extension to Canadian CC-130 Contract

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CC-130 Hercules(click to view full) DID has covered the extreme age of Canada’s CC-130 fleet, and the special challenges it posed while an emergency replacement competition got underway. L-3 SPAR Aerospace has been Canada’s sole C-130 Hercules Centre of Excellence for more than 44 years, dating back to 1960 when SPAR’s predecessor NWI first started working on Canada’s original B Model Hercs. It has accumulated extensive experience with the aircraft, launching numerous avionics and structural upgrades and even creating international services like Hercules 2020. Its Canadian maintenance contract will end soon, but L-3 SPAR has negotiated a four-month, C$ 25 million (USD $21.6 million) extension of an ongoing federal government contract whose next five-year C$ 432.4 million (USD $375 million) OWSM Program phase went to Abbotsford, BC’s Cascade Aerospace. The scope of work under the L-3 SPAR extension includes: * Commitments of a minimum of three aircraft to be inducted at L-3 SPAR for servicing, including one aircraft inducted at the end of November for extensive Hercules Airframe and Wiring System Refurbishment (HAWSR) * Periodics, mobile repair parties, fly-in repairs and component repairs requiring contractor support * Continued engineering services from L-3 SPAR’s Edmonton facilities and at Department of National […]

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