C-130 Hercules

C-130 on floats: Can we expect a seaplane renaissance?

In September 2021, the US announced a seaplane version of the C-130. But is there more to this development than meets the eye? AeroTime investigates....


RAAF plane flies to Pakistan to rescue stranded Afghans

A Royal Australian Air Force plane has rescued around 100 Afghans from Pakistan who will be resettled in Australia....


France and Germany formalize bi-national transport squadron

The Defense ministers of France and Germany formalized the creation of a Franco-German transport squadron....


Royal Air Force satisfied with Airbus A400M, confirms C-130 Hercules retirement

The Royal Air Force is satisfied with the Airbus A400M performance during the Afghanistan evacuation and will not postpone the retirement of the C-130 Hercules....


50 killed in Philippine military cargo aircraft crash

A cargo plane carrying Philippine soldiers crashed on the island of Jolo, southwest Philippines, killing 50 and injuring 53....


Spanish Air Force says “adiós” to C-130 Hercules

 From January 1, 2021, the Airbus A400M replaced the Lockheed C-130H Hercules within the Ejército del Aire, the Spanish Air Force....


C-130 Hercules substantially damaged in runway excursion

A C-130H Hercules transport plane of the United States Air Force overran the runway of Camp Taji base in Iraq during a night landing. Four of the occupants were injured....


C-130 crashes during firefighting mission in Australia, 3 dead

A C-130 Hercules water bomber crashed during a fire fighting operation in Australia on January 23, 2020. The three crew members on board were killed....


Remains of missing Chilean military plane passengers found

Human remains were found at sea near the site where a C-130H Hercules from the Chilean Air Force disappeared on December 9, 2019. The main fuselage was also located. Chances of finding survivors are deemed null....


Chilean military plane missing on way to Antarctica, 38 onboard

The Chilean air force lost radio contact with a C-130 Hercules transport plane on its way to the country’s base in Antarctica, on December 9, 2019. It was carrying 38 people. The flight was declared crashed and a large rescue operation is ongoing....