Boeing Hits C-130 Milestones

By Tish Drake | November 2, 2007
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Boeing said it achieved several development milestones on its C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). Boeing said it flew the C-130 AMP aircraft in October for the first time following a series of engineering improvements, which consisted of converting analog signals to digital signals and enhancing the aircraft’s heads-up display capabilities. Boeing performed the work in San Antonio, and the aircraft has since returned to the U.S. Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Boeing also flew the second C-130 AMP aircraft in September for using its newly installed Core Complete 1 software, which provides a fully functional Flight Management System. Core Complete 1 is the second of three major software builds that are under way. The next phase, Core Complete 2.2, is scheduled for installation early next year. The program will receive its next aircraft, a C-130 (H3) from the West Virginia Air National Guard, in November. For related news

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