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First Austrian C-130K avionics upgrade complete

8th August 2013 - 16:19 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Marshall Aerospace and Defence has completed the avionics upgrade of the first of three C-130K aircraft for the Austrian Air Force. Following the upgrade work in Cambridge the aircraft has now been delivered to the Austrian government.

The three aircraft contract commenced in August 2012, and the next aircraft scheduled for the avionics upgrade will arrive at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s site in Cambridge in early September 2013.

The avionics upgrade includes the replacement of the aircraft’s autopilot and radar altimeter systems, software updates to the flight management system, the installation of a standby flight display and a barometric altimeter as well as the replacement of analogue flight instruments with multifunction LCD displays.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: ‘We’re delighted to have completed the avionics upgrade and associated testing and commissioning on this first aircraft as it places us on track to have all three aircraft upgraded and returned to service by early 2015.

‘2013 marks our 10th anniversary of working with the Austrian Air Force, and we are honoured to have been entrusted with these important avionics upgrades.’

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