C-130, RTIC PROGRAM (REAL TIME INFORMATION IN THE COCKPIT): as a second tier Sub-Contractor under NGIS RTIC Modification Contract H94003‐04‐D‐0005.0030, ACL provided FAA licensed personnel for initial Site Survey of C-130H 2.0-3.0 Block aircraft, and follow-on initial and ongoing installation design and integration phase modifications.
ACL provided the necessary FAA licensed Airframe & Powerplant technicians and supervisor for the initial 12 TVI installs (Test Vehicle Installations), and for follow-on LRIP installs (Low Rate Initial Production) at ANG/AFRC installations in Charleston, West Virginia, Youngstown, Ohio, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Schenectady, New York and Louisville, Kentucky.
ACL also participated in the Flight Test Program on the first two RTIC TVI’s working with Northrop Grumman Engineers at DMAFB, and performed Quality Control Inspections and necessary Field Modifications with Northrop Grumman staff.
ACL was responsible for:
ACL completed 24 of the C-130 RTIC modifications prior to its request to be contractually released from Borsight LLC.
Typical C-130H-2.5, RTIC Mod Aircraft
RC-26B, DF-12 MOUNT: ACL provided recent services to the USAF’s RC-26 Program: as a Sub-Contractor. ACL designed, fabricated, and kitted the DF-12 Antenna Mount Assembly, manufacturing hardpoints, panels, aerodynamic fairing, and coaxial cables. Working with a local engineering, structural and aerodynamic analysis firm, ACL created necessary FAA documentation, Form 337, and Form 8110-3’s and complete Data Packages. ACL’s FAA licensed mechanics & supervisory staff travelled and installed the DF-12 Assembly’s on two Hurlburt based C-26B’s. An additional 4 Kits, were assembled and shipped to LSI, San Antonio, Texas to be installed on aircraft operating overseas.
|RC-26 DF-12 Antenna Mount Design Stage||DF-12 Prototype Fabrication Stage|
|RC-26 with DF-12 Antenna Array and Mount—Final Installation|
RC-26B, UAM (UNIVERSAL ANTENNA MOUNT): as a Sub-Contractor, and working closely with LSI and the Air Force, Aviation Classics Ltd. designed, fabricated, and kitted the UNIVERSAL Antenna Mount, manufacturing hardpoints, panels, aerodynamic fairing, and coaxial cables. Working with a local engineering, structural and aerodynamic analysis firm, ACL created necessary FAA documentation, Form 337, and Form 8110-3’s. ACL’s FAA licensed mechanics and supervisory staff travelled and installed the UAM on two Hurlburt based C-26B’s. An additional 4 Kits, were assembled and shipped to LSI, San Antonio, Texas to be installed on aircraft operating overseas.
|Universal Antenna Mount: Design Stage||UAM Prototype: Initial Fit||Universal Antenna Mount||Universal Antenna Mount.
Kitted and ready for overseas shipment
RC-26B, P-SYSTEM ANTENNA & MODIFICATION: ACL, as a Sub-Contractor and working closely with LSI, the AFRL, and the Air Force, designed and fabricated necessary doublers, and modified the vertical stabilizer to accept Lasar antennas, routing necessary coaxial cables to P-Sys components. ACL created necessary FAA documentation, Form 337, and Form 8110-3’s as acceptable data. ACL’s FAA licensed mechanics and supervisory staff travelled and installed the P-Sys Antenna Modification on one Hurlburt based C-26B.
|P-Sys/Lasar Modification||RC-26B Vertical Stabilizer Modification||P-Sys/Lasar Antenna Installation:
Completed, prior to test flight
P-SYS RANGE ENHANCEMENT: In addition, ACL personnel studied and troubleshot the operational RC-26B P-System, and Ground Station at Hurlburt. ACL then designed a diversity receiver, and provided necessary modifications and component changes to the P-System equipped RC-26B configuration: the result increased P-Sys transmit and receive ranges from intermittent 5/10 miles, to 85 miles--steady state.
ACL also installed a ground based transmit capability for the 745th Squadron, by modifying the P-Sys ground receive tower, adding a transmit antenna and a second RF Amp.
ACL's highly diverse technical and operational expertise in U.S. and Foreign Military Aviation, as well as Civilian Aviation, gives us the capability and flexibility to support a wide variety of programs.
Thank you in advance for your consideration of Aviation Classics Ltd., and our innovative solutions.