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AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections near completion

Thanks to early detection by Air Force Materiel Command aircraft maintenance and engineering professionals and quick implementation of a fleet-wide time compliance technical order, C-130 maintainers have inspected and verified the viability of 108 of the 123 affected aircrafts’ lower center wing joints, or “rainbow fittings,” allowing for their safe return to service.

A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron receives fuel Nov. 6, 2018, at an undisclosed location. U.S. and Coalition aircraft provide unmatched combat capability in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Clayton Cupit)

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