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Brazil award Hercules maintenance to Portugal’s OGMA

04 October 2018
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The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) is to award the Portuguese aerospace maintenance and aircraft modernisation specialist OGMA a USD98.9 million contract to maintain its 12 Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

Speaking to Jane's on 4 October, the FAB said the five-year deal will see work on eight C-130H, two C-130H2 and two KC-130H aircraft carried out by the subsidiary of Embraer in Portugal.

Work is to include programmed depot maintenance, replacement and repair of equipment and parts, isochronal maintenance, pay-by-the-hour maintenance, and supply of parts. Work on the T56A-15 engines, airborne flight refuelling kit and the modular airborne fire-fighting system (MAFFS) are excluded from the contract package.

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