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C-130 News: USAF Must Create a Five-Year C-130 Basing Plan

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The House and Senate Armed Services Committees Fiscal 2015 defense authorization agreement requires the Air Force to submit a five-year basing plan for C-130H and J-variant aircraft to Congress. It also prohibits USAF from transferring any C-130s until the Air Force Secretary and the Comptroller General have conducted a full cost-benefit analysis of any desired transfers. In addition, the report must certify that units with modular airborne firefighting system-equipped C-130s “would not be negatively affected by the proposed transfers,†states the agreement summary. “We do not intend that the prohibition on transfer of C-130 aircraft apply to movements of aircraft associated with normal Air Force management of the C-130 fleet, such as transferring aircraft between units and depots in conjunction with conducting regular maintenance or upgrades of the aircraft,†states the summary.

View original article: http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Pages/2014/December%202014/December%2004%202014/USAF-Must-Create-a-Five-Year-C-130-Basing-Plan.aspx

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