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Coulson Aviation acquires 5 RNoAF C-130H Hercules

Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:59 pm

Coulson Aviation has purchased 5 Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130H Hercules which were parked in the desert in 2008.

Several businesses have tried to purchase them in the past, but due to very strict rules regarding military aircraft acquisition, the deals have fell through. However, this time Coulson Aviation had all the paperwork and contracts necessary.

The five aircraft are:

952 'Odin' (c/n 382-4334), arrived AMARG October 2008
954 'Balder' (c/n 382-4336), arrived AMARG December 2008
955 'Frøy' (c/n 382-4337), arrived AMARG October 2008
956 'Ty' (c/n 382-4338), arrived AMARG December 2008
957 'Brage' (c/n 382-4339, arrived AMARG December 2008

They have all had new wings installed before retirement, and have been very well maintained. As far as I understand they will have new glass cockpit installed and be converted to firefighting roles.

I think it would be very cool if they kept the Norse names.

https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... -aircraft/

I didn't know where to post this, in military or civil forums. I chose military since these currently are military aircraft. Please move the thread if necessary.
 
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Re: Coulson Aviation acquires 5 RNoAF C-130H Hercules

Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:41 pm

I'd say civil.

It's interesting that when they converted the 737-300, they indicated that C-130 frames were expensive (new?) / unavailable. I'd say this shows what their preferences are.

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