Air Charter – Lockheed L-100-30 (C-130) Hercules

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Air Charter – Lockheed L-100-30 (C-130) Hercules

Service: Air Charter

Aircraft: Lockheed L-100-30 (C-130) Hercules

Aircraft Type: Cargo Freighter

Quantity: Two (2)

Available: Ongoing

Route: Worldwide (may require repositioning)


  • Payload

    21,772 kgs / 48,000 lbs (volume up to 171.52 cbm / 6057 cbf)

  • Hold Size (L x W x H)

    1,690 x 304 x 274 cm / 664 x 120 x 108 in

  • Door Size

    304 x 274 cm / 120 x 108 in

  • Cruise Speed

    583 kph / 362 mph

Best Use:

Although austere operations and moving oversized cargo are the aircraft’s basic mission set, firefighting, airdrop delivery, humanitarian and disaster relief, search and rescue, mining and oilfield support and exploration, airspray and oil dispersion, medevac, and personnel transport are just some of the jobs this aircraft can do. 


The unique capabilities of these Hercules cargo planes allow them to fly as low as 100 feet and land in remote areas without runways or roads. Their sophisticated avionics systems allow them to communicate and operate safely in the most challenging conditions with no power or infrastructure. These aircraft can support payloads up to 48,000 pounds of palletized or break-bulk freight, allowing for the transportation of connex boxes and drive-on, drive-off loading for vehicles, and equipment.

EPA-certified waste transporter, capable of carrying all types of hazardous loads including contaminated soils, fuel, oily waste, and other dangerous cargo to assist in many emergencies and natural disasters. They are the first and logical choice for disaster relief and emergency response.

  • 48,000 pound payload with up to 6,057 cubic feet of cargo volume
  • Accommodates standard 88″ x 108″ pallets or containers, plus belly compartments and a ramp container; mixes of 10, 20, 30 and 40-foot long 8-foot x 8-foot cross-section intermodal containers up to 54 feet long
  • Oversized shipments up to 54 feet long, 10 feet wide and 9 feet high
  • Straight-in loading through rear cargo ramp door
  • Truck-bed height loading; ramp is adjustable to any position
  • Drive-on, drive-off loading for vehicles and heavy equipment (rolling stock)
  • Capable of transporting Connex boxes
  • Self-contained auxiliary power; minimum ground support required for aircraft systems, offloading, and onloading
  • Self-contained winch for loading/unloading cargo
  • Aircraft can back up under its own power
  • Short and unpaved runway takeoff and landing
  • Can operate on runways/taxiways as narrow as 75 feet
  • Aircraft maneuvering and overall size enables loading on limited ramp space such as “hot pads” for hazardous materials

General Information: The Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules is a medium haul cargo aircraft capable of transporting 21,000 kg. Cargo pallets require either a high-loader or forklift to access its main deck.

“The L-100 retains the same form and function of the original C-130 including its excellent handling capabilities and short-field hauling qualities.” – Wikipedia

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Aircraft Charter

Aircraft Charter is the simplest and most flexible option for moving passengers and freight. We provide a wide range of options for private, commercial and government clients from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world, including, hostile, austere and challenging environments. Options for one-way, round-trip and space available charter flights. Empty legs and space available options are often the most cost-effective option for single or irregular shipments and travel.

Whether you require a cargo helicopter or cargo freighter, we’ll work with you to find the best solution based on your specific needs. Whatever you need to move, we will deliver, worldwide, on time and on budget.

We specialize in providing solutions for conflict zones in the Middle East Central Asia Africa

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