Cascade Aerospace has acquired its first international military C-130 customer with the successful signing of a contract with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) to undertake modernization and sustainment activities on two Mexican Air Force C-130K Hercules aircraft. This contract was established under the auspices of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Canadian and Mexican governments.
Cascade’s program is comprised of:
A comprehensive Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) program including enhanced sustainment activity
An upgrade to the avionics system including the installation and integration of advanced Rockwell Collins avionics suite, digital fuel quantity indication and engine instrument display systems
Incorporation of the short pod Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) modification
Cascade will also provide operational and technical training for Mexican Air Force personnel at the company’s facility and headquarters in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
“The foundational skills and knowledge developed through our C-130 fleet management program for Canada has given us the capability to leverage our services into the international market,” says Ben Boehm, Cascade’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our program management, engineering and aircraft modification skills will enable us to enhance the operational capability of the aircraft, to meet the varied needs of the Mexican Air Force. Working in conjunction with Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), we are able to take advantage of the government to government contracting model, which de-risks the program for all parties. We are looking forward to providing a quality product to Mexico, and to being their long term service support provider of choice.”
About Cascade Aerospace
Cascade Aerospace is a leading Canadian specialty aerospace & defence contractor that provides long-term integrated aircraft support programs to domestic & international military, government, OEM and commercial customers. The company provides services for comprehensive program management, aircraft maintenance, modification, total fleet management, engineering & integrated logistics support. Cascade manages Canada’s legacy C-130 fleet and is partnered with Lockheed Martin for the in-service support of Canada’s C-130J fleet. A Lockheed Martin-authorized C-130 Service Centre, Cascade specializes in all C-130 and L100 models. In addition Cascade also specializes in Boeing 737 and 757 commercial transport and Bombardier Q400 and CRJ series aircraft.
As Canada’s longest-serving Design Approval Organization (DAO), Cascade also designs, builds, and provides life-cycle support for other aeronautical products such as aircraft modification and system enhancement kits, freighters and multi-mission aircraft.
Cascade Aerospace is one of six operating units of IMP Aerospace & Defence, which is owned by IMP Group, a Halifax-based company focused on global sustainable growth, with over 4,400 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, information technology, hospitality, and property development.
About Canadian Commercial Corporate (CCC)
Established in 1946, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is a Federal Crown corporation of the Government of Canada that acts as Canada’s international contracting and procurement agency. CCC reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Trade.
CCC acts as the prime contractor for foreign governments who wish to contract with Canadian companies and expertise through a government-to-government channel. CCC’s strong relationships with international buyers and access to Canada’s innovative industrial base, puts CCC in a unique position to facilitate and promote international trade.
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