14 Januari 2011
C-130 Hercules TNI AU (photo : Stefendy-Gaero)
Annapolis, Maryland—ARINC Engineering Services, LLC today announced it has won a $63.7 million (USD) contract to modernize five C-130B transport aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force. ARINC won the work in December in competitive bidding.
The program includes structural and electronic modifications to retrofit the 30-year-old C-130B airframes with more recent capability and technology. The work will be performed by ARINC and selected subcontractors on site at customer facilities in Indonesia. Work will begin in Q1 of 2011 and is expected to take from 32 to 36 months. ARINC’s customer is the Indonesian Air Force.
This is the second contract ARINC has received recently for work on aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force. In July 2010, the company received a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to perform Programmed Depot Maintenance on a C-130H transport used by Indonesia for disaster relief and humanitarian aid. That aircraft is currently being serviced at ARINC’s aircraft modification facility in Oklahoma City.
"ARINC is delighted to start this vital work very soon, to help the Indonesian government modernize their C-130B fleet for humanitarian purposes," said Michael Young, ARINC Vice President, Aerospace Systems Engineering & Support. “We look forward to playing a key role in enhancing the airlift capabilities of the Indonesian Air Force, and in helping them to meet their overall operational and mission goals.”
“This contract award demonstrates ARINC’s range of capabilities, as well as our determination to be a leader in military aircraft support,” said Rob Moore, ARINC Aerospace Systems Senior Business Development Director. “ARINC has dedicated some 18 months to bringing this project to fruition.”