Luxembourg – Following many years of extensive support to the C-130 aircraft, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has expanded its services portfolio to include overhaul capabilities for the latest C-130J model.
The C-130 Hercules has been in service for more than half a century. The aircraft was designed to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone via airdrop or short runways and can fulfil a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations. The C-130J is the latest version of the C-130 Hercules and the only model still in production. It is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft, updated with new engines, a new flight deck and other systems.
During many years, NSPA has been providing an extensive range of services and capabilities to the C-130 fleet, including Depot Level Maintenance (overhaul, repair and upgrade) for the aircraft and its mechanical and electrical components. For the engines, the service portfolio includes depot level repair, overhaul and upgrade capabilities for a number of engine variants, which nowadays include as well the AE2100D3 engine fitted on the C-130J model.