C-130 AMP Prepares For USAF Test And Evaluation | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.20.15

Mon, Jun 27, 2011

C-130 AMP Prepares For USAF Test And Evaluation

Five C-130 Avionics Modernization Program Aircraft Will Fly In IOT&E Program

Final preparations are underway for five C-130 aircraft to enter Boeing's Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). The U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) program is set to begin in early 2012.

"Once evaluation is complete in late 2012, we will have a fully tested and proven weapon system that will offer more situational awareness for aircrews, increasing flight safety during their many mission types," said Mahesh Reddy, C-130 AMP program director for Boeing.
 
Three AMP aircraft have been in scheduled programmed depot maintenance at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga., over the past year. Two of these aircraft received final software and hardware upgrades at Boeing's Flight Test Operations facility in Palmdale, bringing them up to production configuration. The first of these was delivered to Little Rock Air Force Base, AR, on April 23, and the second was delivered on May 16. The third aircraft is receiving final upgrades at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. It will be delivered to Little Rock in July.

The first two low-rate initial production C-130 AMP aircraft were inducted at Warner Robins in August 2010. These aircraft will be completed in late 2011 and early 2012 and then will join the three other aircraft in the IOT&E program at Little Rock Air Force Base.

"The Little Rock 'schoolhouse' for C-130 AMP is now training flight crews," said Lt. Col. Kevin Tebbutt, Chief of Operations and Training, 189th Operations Group. "Our crewmembers are currently in the academic and simulator phase of training. The initial cadre of AMP instructors is flying the AMP aircraft we have on the ramp to prepare for the students that will start their flight line training in June."

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

ANN Is Hiring! Videographers Needed For Airborne Unlimited Program Staff

Videographer/Reporters Needed For Airborne Unlimited Program Expansion Aero-News and Airborne are expanding--and innovating! And we're seeking additional on-air video journalist(s)>[...]

Airborne 02.26.15: NBAA v Santa Monica, F22 Airshow Sked, Google Lunar XPrize

Also: Pioneering Space, IMC Clubs, BizJet Forecast, R44 SAIB, Twin Otter Upgrade, Cecil Field's Naval Influx The saga of Santa Monica Airport in California continues as the NBAA ha>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.15)

National Association of Rocketry The NAR is all about having fun and learning more with and about sport rockets.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.15): Propeller/Rotor Modulation Error

Certain propeller RPM settings or helicopter rotor speeds can cause the VOR course deviation indicator (CDI) to fluctuate.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.27.15)

“With this new layer of liability protection, landowners are more likely to grant permission for the use of these airstrips." Source: Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) m>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC