The third Bangladesh Air Force Lockheed C-130J, 99-5480 (S3-AGG), performed its first test flight since the refurbishment from ex Royal Air Force C.5 ZH882 on August 18, 2020, departing at 10:20 UTC and returning to Cambridge at 12:45 UTC according to a British aircraft spotter.
The Bangladesh Air Force already took delivery of two of the total five purchased C-130J transport aircraft. It is seeking to add two more C-130Js and is possibly in discussion with the Royal Air Force for the additional pair.
Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group is overhauling and upgrading the ex-Royal Air Force C-130J’s for the Bangladesh Air Force.
It became the first private British corporation to be awarded an ongoing maintenance contract for the Bangladesh Air Force.