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NZ C-130 upgrade issues settled

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 2, 2010
photo - Glenn Alderton

The New Zealand government has come to an agreement with prime contractor L-3 Comm Spar and subcontractor Safe Air to complete the RNZAF’s C-130 upgrade program.

The work comprises the replacement of the aircraft’s centre wing sections and a comprehensive avionics and self defence system upgrade. Work on the upgrade of the five aircraft had stalled following the standing down of Safe Air staff due to delays by L-3 in completing software integration work for the aircraft.

The new agreement will see the first two aircraft re-delivered by the end of this year for test and evaluation work while the remaining three will be completed by the end of 2013.

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NZ C-130 upgrade issues settled

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 2, 2010
photo - Glenn Alderton

The New Zealand government has come to an agreement with prime contractor L-3 Comm Spar and subcontractor Safe Air to complete the RNZAF’s C-130 upgrade program.

The work comprises the replacement of the aircraft’s centre wing sections and a comprehensive avionics and self defence system upgrade. Work on the upgrade of the five aircraft had stalled following the standing down of Safe Air staff due to delays by L-3 in completing software integration work for the aircraft.

The new agreement will see the first two aircraft re-delivered by the end of this year for test and evaluation work while the remaining three will be completed by the end of 2013.

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Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

NZ C-130 upgrade issues settled

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 2, 2010
photo - Glenn Alderton

The New Zealand government has come to an agreement with prime contractor L-3 Comm Spar and subcontractor Safe Air to complete the RNZAF’s C-130 upgrade program.

The work comprises the replacement of the aircraft’s centre wing sections and a comprehensive avionics and self defence system upgrade. Work on the upgrade of the five aircraft had stalled following the standing down of Safe Air staff due to delays by L-3 in completing software integration work for the aircraft.

The new agreement will see the first two aircraft re-delivered by the end of this year for test and evaluation work while the remaining three will be completed by the end of 2013.

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