C-130 App

C-130 App
April 26, 2021
The C-130J is known as one airplane with many capabilities, so it’s fitting that it also has its own app that offers many resources to its global operating community.

Available free via the Apple App or Google Play stores, the “Herc Support” app is designed and maintained by Lockheed Martin. The app features access to C-130 customer support and training solutions as well as information about the program, Sustainment kits and modification options.

“We created the Herc Support app as a way to connect our wide-reaching operating community directly to our unique and comprehensive C-130 support team,” said Laura Sampsel, director of Sustainment for Lockheed Martin’s Air Mobility & Maritime Missions (AMMM) line of business. “With more than 2,600 C-130s delivered to operators in 70 nations around the world, we want to offer support through every channel possible. This app helps us do just that — and more!”

The app recently went through a refresh and now offers even more resources for Herc operators. These features were added based on operator feedback. New features include:

  • Herc Update newsletter that is published bi-monthly with specific information focusing on maintenance topics.
  • A direct link to request flight hour pins and certificates — a unique offering available only through Lockheed Martin.

“The app platform offers us a flexible and real-time tool to adapt our app offerings so we are always aligned with what best supports our operators,” Sampsel said. “As the C-130 Original Equipment Manufacturer, we have 65+ years of unique insights about the Herc that benefits our operator community. This app offers us a relevant and interactive way to share this knowledge.”

Lockheed Martin’s app development team continues to partner with the C-130 Sustainment team to explore new ways to expand the value of the Herc Support app for end users.