First C-130J with new centre wing returns to RAF

10th August 2020

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has delivered the first of 14 RAF C-130Js to undergo Enhanced Service Life Centre Wing Box replacement back to its base at RAF Brize Norton.

The company modified the aircraft with a new Centre Wing Box kit that delivers significant durability enhancements and extends the service life of the centre wing box by up to three times. This modification will enable the RAF C-130J fleet to remain in operation until 2035 and beyond, ensuring this essential aircraft can continue to support tactical operations around the world.

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