Cascade Aerospace, of Abbotsford, B.C. has earned part of a lucrative contract to maintain the U.S. Marines’ fleet of KC-130J tanker aircraft. The company has teamed up with UK-based Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group to fix and maintain the Hercs for at least the next five years. The contract is worth up $374 million. Marshall also has facilities at Abbotsford International Airport. “Teaming up with Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group and Cascade Aerospace, two globally recognized leaders on C-130 maintenance, will help us accomplish our mission and accelerate naval aviation readiness with world-class execution,” Commander Randy J. Berti, the commanding office the Marines’ Fleet Readiness Center for the Western Pacific, said in a news release.
Meanwhile, Cascade Aerospace has also won a contract to perform structural and inspection work on one of the Bangladesh Air Force’s C-130B aircraft. “Beginning in fall of 2020, Cascade will perform the structural inspection, the special inspection, overhaul components and provide additional maintenance work in accordance with the BAF’s Maintenance Program,” the company said in a news release. “This marks the first contract between Cascade Aerospace and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and Cascade is looking forward to establishing a long term relationship supporting BAF’s fleet.”