Cascade Aerospace Inc. will provide aircraft maintenance, engineering, modification, and support services for Canada’s new fleet of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules Tactical Lift aircraft.
The deal, worth $27 million over the next six and a half years, is with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and was announced today.
Cascade will conduct third line maintenance (also known as heavy maintenance) and modifications on Canada’s CC-130J fleet at its Abbotsford headquarters, as well as provide technical and maintenance support at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, DND’s main CC-130 operational base.
“We are extremely proud that Cascade has been selected to support the new workhorse of the Canadian Forces, the Super Hercules” said Ross Reynolds, Lockheed Martin Vice President C-130 programs.
“Cascade proved time and time again throughout the rigorous selection process that it has the abilities, facilities and personnel necessary for this demanding task.”
David Schellenberg, Cascade Aerospace President and CEO is looking forward to the challenge. He hopes to “collectively provide the men and women of our Canadian Forces with the operational support they will need over the next two decades, to carry out their vital missions at home and abroad.”
In another vote of confidence from Lockheed Martin, Cascade Aerospace will soon become a Lockheed Martin-approved Hercules Service Center, joining only three other approved service centers in the world.