European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 26 1962, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 26, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseFeature. T y is really getting the Job i Usan saves Money Spanish Economy prospers under aircraft maintenance program of Gen Joseph d. Cold a second from new paying Tor to a Plant of const Mcdane aeronautical 5.a. By Wallace Beenes a Madrid Bureau fact a splitting whine of a c130 Turboprop transport taking off from an Airt trip near Madrid recently marked a new Milestone for Spain s High flying aviation Industry. At the control was col Charles w. Howe co of in us Jfe 322nd air div and the Man responsible for maintaining the lugged Congo Airlift. The c130 Hercules was the first of the massive trans ports to receive a Complete reconditioning in Spain. Everything from Corro Rion control to engine a rays was included. This proved to be considerably mom than a Shade tree operation. Responsible for the work and the work Manship were the 1,800 employees of construction is aeronautical . Casa. Hundreds of technical manuals were translated into Spanish to make the work possible. Special tools were flown in from widely scattered Bate. The Success of the program is indicated by he fact that the first plane was returned to the 322nd 15 Days ahead of schedule. A net result is that work formerly done Only at u a. Depots and certain West european plants is now being performed in Spain at a great saving to the air Force getting Good results from dealing with Casa is nothing new. Some 2,000 . Planes including the latest Model fighters have been through the Mill and come out in top condition to the satisfaction of the . Test pilots and inspectors. A Sig Boss maj Gen Joseph 0. Caldara considers the development of the Spanish aircraft Industry one of the High Points in the font Aid and development program. Not Only has the Industry improved Spain s Economy but it gives the . The Opportunity to 0s peseta counterpart funds instead of Dollar credits for the expensive work. As one official put it the air Force gets More for its Money Spanish mechanics working on o . F100d. Marty technical manuals have been translated into Spanish to make the complicated repairs possible. C130 Hercules May be seen in the background a Spanish Mechanic work at overhauling Small parrs. Program has improved the Spanuth Economy. 1n a the Ojo Taf Spain Whert american f100 and c130 aircraft Are expertly repaired of february 26, 1962 the stars and stripes

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