Cascade delivers 100th Hercules

Maintenance part of multi-year contract with RCAF

Mayor Henry Braun speaks at the Cascade Aerospace 100th Hercules aircraft celebration event on Tuesday.

Mayor Henry Braun speaks at the Cascade Aerospace 100th Hercules aircraft celebration event on Tuesday.

Cascade Aerospace celebrated the 100th delivery of a C-130 Hercules aircraft from its base in Abbotsford to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on Tuesday, following scheduled maintenance.

This marks a milestone for Cascade and its multi-year contract with the RCAF as the prime contractor responsible for program management, engineering, maintenance, material and technical support for Canada’s fleet of C-130 Hercules aircraft.

Canada’s C-130 fleet has a proven record of fulfilling multi-mission roles including troop transport, tactical airlift, search and rescue, air-to-air refueling, and aircrew training.

As an authorized Lockheed Martin C-130 service center and one of only two Lockheed Martin authorized C-130J heavy maintenance centers in the world, Cascade provides modernization programs and in-service support to Canadian and international C-130 fleets to ensure the aircraft can be safely operated for many years of additional service.