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L382G Hercules

First Air operates the only two civilian owned and operated Hercules aircraft in Canada.  Gravel and ice strip equipped, the Hercules is suitable for landing “on site” at mining and exploration locations. Using its aft loading ramp and door, the Hercules aircraft can accommodate a wide variety of heavy and oversized cargo, such as: helicopters, fire trucks, vehicles, oversize construction equipment and bulk fuel.

Cargo Configuration 5-8 pallets
Combi-Configurations Cargo only
Gravel Airstrips Yes
Ice Strips Yes
Special Features Large, bulky, heavy, oversize items/on-board winch/bulk fuel transport
Maximum Payload 45,800 lbs
Main Cargo Door Size 105" x 115"/straight load/54 ft. cabin
Pallet Sizes 125" x 88" or 108" x 88" AAA or AAE
Bulk Load Yes
Cubic Volume 6,000 CBF
Average Range 1,242 miles
Speed 330 MPH