NEW YORK CITY, 29 June 2006. L-3 Communications' SPAR Aerospace Limited (L-3 SPAR) subsidiary has signed a $41.3 million contract for the maintenance and upgrade of five C-130 Hercules transport aircraft for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF).
Under the scope of the contract, L-3 SPAR will replace the existing set of outer wings with wings refurbished by the company, conduct an S-4 inspection, and perform any additional maintenance work required.
The first two aircraft are scheduled to arrive at L-3 SPAR's Edmonton, Canada facilities in late June, 2006 with the final aircraft being inducted in January 2007.
This program will allow L-3 SPAR to develop its newly launched collaboration with LHK (Air Depot Kjeller) and SAS Technical Services AB (STS), two Norwegian organizations.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is acting as the contracting authority for this program on behalf of the NDLO. .
Wing programs for C-130 outer and center wings are part of L-3 SPAR's industry-leading Herc2020, a total aircraft life extension solution for the C-130 Hercules. L-3 SPAR is the only company in the world currently under contract to completely refurbish a C-130 center wing, enabling high time C-130E and H model aircraft to safely reach a planned withdrawal date of 2020 and beyond. L-3 SPAR is also under contract to perform a center wing teardown for the U.S. Air Force.