Third Bangladesh Air Force C-130J makes first flight in UK

Third Bangladesh Air Force C-130J makes first flight in UK

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.

Bangladesh Air Force Lockheed C-130J 99-5480 (S3-AGG) first flight. Video: Trailspotter
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