Cascade Aerospace recently completed the installation of a Generator Disconnect Mechanism into three C130B Hercules aircraft operated by the Indonesian Air Force.
This program included:
• Design engineering;
• Certification and compliance planning;
• Production of each kit; and
• Installation of the kit on the aircraft
The initial planning, engineering, and kit assembly for the installation was performed at Cascade Aerospace while our highly qualified away team at the Indonesia Air Force base in Bandung, Indonesia performed the installations.
This installation enhances the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF) C130B Hercules and provides fleet commonality between the IDAF C130B and C130H aircraft. The disconnect mechanism is installed between each generator and engine of the C130 aircraft. This installation protects the generators and engine from severe damage in the event of a failure of either component by incorporating a ‘mechanical fuse’, which severs the shaft of the generators. This helps reduce maintenance and life cycle costs for the Indonesian Air Force.
The program was completed in December 2016.