RE-ENGINING THE CC130 HERCULES TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AS A FLEET MANAGEMENT OPTION

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Authors
  1. Hastings, R.R.
  2. Sully, P.R.
  3. Bird, J.W.
  4. Anderson, R.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Canadian Forces will be required to make a decision prior to the year 2010 on how it will maintain a military airlift capability in the next century, when its current fleet of CC130E aircraft reach their originally estimated life expectancy data. A brief description of the status and configuration of the Canadian Forces (CF) fleet of CC130 aircraft is presented along with the critical factors which will precipitate fleet management decisions. Potential replacement aircraft are briefly discussed with the conclusion that the C130J might be the sole feasible CC130E replacement option available in this time period. The tailoring and validation of an aircraft performance prediction model, required for systems trade studies, is next presented. Predicted performance improvements for a Pratt and Whitney Canada PW150 engined CC130 are discussed in an attempt to understand how range and endurance benefits can be achieved through advanced technology propulsion systems. In conclusion, a proposal is submitted for an airframe refurbishment/re-engining program as an alternative to procurement of new aircraft.
Keywords
Aircraft repair
Report Number
DCIEM-97-P-40 — Paper
Date of publication
01 Sep 1997
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
98-00560
CANDIS No
506960
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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