Jump to content
Aero Precision provides OEM part support for military aircraft operators across more than 20 aircraft
Sign in to follow this  
C-130Hercules.net

C-130 News:Global C-130J fleet eclipses two million hours

Recommended Posts

971288291_2019-11-052Million.thumb.jpg.0252a6a7dd3f6c643296d8a1c485aba7.jpg

Lockheed Martin has announced that the world-wide fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft recently surpassed 2 million flight-hours since the C-130J’s first flight on 5 April 1996.

Twenty-two operators in 18 nations contributed to this achievement via multiple missions, including combat, transport, aerial refuelling, special operations, medical evacuation, humanitarian relief, search and rescue, weather reconnaissance, firefighting and commercial freight delivery.

Rod McLean, general manager of Lockheed Martin Air Mobility & Maritime Missions, revealed the milestone at the Hercules Operators Conference, the annual C-130 operator-industry event held in the USA.

Mr McLean said: “The C-130J has earned a reputation as the world’s workhorse, and this milestone is a powerful reminder of the Super Hercules’ unmatched global reach.

"Crews continue to exemplify the aircraft’s proven capability and versatility with every mission they fly.”

The countries with military-variant C-130Js contributing to these flight-hours include the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Canada, India, Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Israel, Kuwait, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, France and Bahrain.

Also contributing was Lockheed Martin Flight Operations; its crews are the first to fly every new C-130J. The C-130J Super Hercules is the current production model of the legendary C-130 Hercules aircraft. 

Source: https://www.machinery-market.co.uk/news/25309/Global-C-130J-fleet-eclipses-two-million-hours


View full record

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...