Enhanced C-130 Hercules Operability (ECHO) Program

Cascade’s ECHO program provides our customers with unparalleled operability of their existing fleets for a minimal investment. Our ECHO Program extends aircraft life by up to 20 years.

Military Aircraft Engineering

ECHO Program Overview

The Cascade ECHO Program includes Rockwell Collins Flight2 avionics suite complete with a full glass cockpit with new primary flight displays, Required Navigation Performance/Area Navigation flight management system and digital engine Instruments. This upgrade program provides our customers with unrestricted access to global airspace by addressing current communication, navigation, surveillance / air traffic management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements.

Airframe Modifications for Improved Performance

Additionally, Airframe modifications such as the Short Pod APU provide enhanced operational reliability and performance are combined with specially developed inspection packages designed to pre-emptively replace key structures like rainbow fittings to reduce maintenance times and over all life cycle costs.