|Cockpit of a Mexican C-130K. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Today 04-24-2015] Cascade Aerospace has officially delivered the modernized C-130K to the Mexican Air Force complete with Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics. The deliver fulfills a 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Canadian and Mexican governments for maintenance and modernization of the Mexican Air Force C-130K aircraft. Rockwell Collins was selected in 2014 to provide avionics for the aircraft.
The C-130K maintenance and modernization program, initiated in 2014, involved an upgrade of the avionics system, including a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance (RNP)/Area Navigation (RNAV) flight management system, and digital engine instruments. It will provide the Mexican Air Force C-130 aircraft with unrestricted access to global airspace by meeting current Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) airspace requirements.