An Indonesian contest to refurbish grounded Lockheed Martin C-130 transports appears to have narrowed to proposals from Malaysian maintenance company Airod and Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aero). Industry sources say the Indonesian air force has invited four maintenance, repair and overhaul companies to submit second bids, but add that it is unclear whether Air New Zealand and France’s Sogerma will respond.
Indonesia opened the competition early this year and seeks a foreign company to lead the refurbishment of grounded C-130s at Indonesian Aerospace. Its air force currently operates about six C-130s and plans to reactivate as many aircraft as possible from an original fleet of over 20. Sources say five or six platforms could receive structural upgrades and some new avionics.
Source: Flight International