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MAC-2014-09 - TOP 100 AEROSPACE COMPANY REPORT
JET AIRPLANE, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & OVERHAUL (MRO) CONTRACTOR.
NOVEMBER 1996: OFFERING FREIGHTER CONVERSIONS FOR L-1011-500 WITH 155 INS X 115 INS, CARGO DOOR, TO CARRY 135,000 LB CARGO (24 88 INS/96 INS X 125 INS PALLETS AND 7 LD3'S), UP TO 3,400 NM.
HAS SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE (STC) TO INCREASE (MLW) OF THE L-1011-200F, FROM 368,000 LB, TO 380,000 LB, (MGTOW) FROM 474,000 LB TO 510,000 LB, AND (MZFW) FROM 350,000 LB TO 365,000 LB.
WORKING WITH DELTA AIRLINES (DAL) ON RE-MARKETING ITS FLEET OF L-1011'S AS FREIGHTERS.
CONTRACT FROM US AIRWAYS (USA) FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE & CUSTOMIZATION OF B AE 146-200 (E2025) FOR UK CUSTOMER.
JANUARY 1997: MARTIN BROADHURST MANAGING DIRECTOR.
JUST COMPLETED 10 L-1011 CARGO CONVERSIONS.
MICHAEL MILNE, MARKETING & BUSINESS DIRECTOR, SAYS MARSHALL AEROSPACE (MAC) HAS MODIFIED L-1011-200'S FOR (CKF), EX-(BAB); (ARW), EX-(GUL); & (MLA), EX-(LTU). OLDEST TRISTARS ARE 25 YEARS OLD WITH OPERATIONAL LIFE OF 45,000 FLIGHT CYCLES.
MAY 1998: BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) POST-DELIVERY MODIFICATIONS ON 747-400 (RM097).
SEPTEMBER 1999: MARSHALL AEROSPACE (MAC) CONTACT: MICHAEL MILNE DIRECTOR MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. 111,500 SQ M HANGARS FOR 5 WIDE BODIES, 10 NARROW BODIES AIRPLANES; "A" - "D" AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE CHECKS FOR 727'S, 737'S, 747-400'S, DC-10'S, MD-11'S, L-1011'S, A320'S, AVRO RJ'S, B AE 146'S, BAC 111'S, INCLUDING CARGO CONVERSIONS, HUSHKITTING, LONG RANGE FUEL TANKS, STRIP/PAINT, INTERIORS RECONFIGURATION, VIP MODIFICATIONS & REFURBISHMENT, AVIONICS UPGRADE, CORROSION PREVENTION & CONTROL PROGRAM (CPCP), & NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT).
JUNE 2000: DEVELOPS SPARES ON LINE ORDERING SYSTEM.
FEBRUARY 2001: COMPLETES HEAVY MAINTENANCE "C" AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE CHECKS, FOR 5 (KLM) MD-11'S.
October 2002: Marshall Aerospace Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO): contact: (email@example.com).
October 2007: Barco in cooperation with Marshall Aviation Services (MAC) of the UK announced that its OPScenter-based Airport Display System entered operational service at Inverness Airport.
November 2010: Martin Broadhurst, CEO will step down in the 1st quarter of 2011, but will remain an adviser.
October 2011: Marshall Aerospace (MAC) has been awarded an Interior Cabin Upgrade contract by (TAP), Portugal’s flag-carrying airline. The upgrade is to be applied to 4 A340-312 airplanes and will include new seating with enhanced in-flight entertainment systems.
Under the contract, Marshall Aerospace (MAC) will be the Aircraft System Integrator, responsible for the installation of the upgrades and the provision of all adaptive modification data. The company will also certify the upgrades under its (EASA) Part 21J (DOA) privileges; thus enabling an early return to service (upon successful completion of the installation and ground-testing). (MAC) will then work through the regulators to provide (EASA) and (FAA) Supplementary Type Certificates (STC)s.
Steve Fitzgerald (CEO) Marshall Aerospace, said: “We are delighted to have won this contract as it not only reflects our increasing activities in the commercial sector but it also exemplifies how we are fulfilling a much-needed ‘hybrid role’ within the industry, supplying airlines and other Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facilities with engineering services that in turn enable them to secure more business.”
Preliminary design work for (TAP) has already commenced and the 1st installation is scheduled for February 2012. Following the 1st airplane Release to Service, on completion of successful ground testing, the remaining 3 airplanes will be upgraded by November 2012.
Luís Monteiro, VP Marketing, TAP Portugal, commented: “With such an upgrade to be applied to its 4 A340 airplanes in operation on the long haul sector, (TAP) continues to ensure the quality and reliability of the in-flight entertainment systems equipping its fleet across the whole Network. Thereby, the company provides customers with a superior level of comfort and quality on board, living up to their expectations and aligning with the best practices within the Industry.”
The installation will be performed at (TAP)’s facilities in Lisbon, Portugal after completion of Marshall Aerospace (MAC)’s activities in Cambridge, UK.
The contract was awarded through a traditional competitive bid process. A contributing factor in (MAC)’s success was the company’s track record on similar upgrade programs, which presented (TAP) with the lowest risk proposal.
January 2012: Marshall Aerospace (MAC) named Nick Whitney as Managing Director Operational Support Services. Whitney joins Marshall Aerospace from AgustaWestland.
May 2012: A £350 Million Ministry of Defense (MoD) contract to maintain the Royal Air Force (RRR)’s Hercules airplanes will support 500 UK jobs, the (MoD) announced. This will help support operations in Afghanistan with greater resilience through continuing maintenance of the fleet.
Hercules are a vital part of the (RAF)’s fleet, carrying troops, supplies and equipment in support of operations around the world. They also perform life-saving medical evacuation missions, transporting injured personnel home from Afghanistan.
The deal with Marshall Aerospace (MAC) will sustain 500 UK jobs, with the majority based in Marshall Aerospace (MAC)’s facility at Cambridge Airport. Work will also be undertaken by Lockheed Martin at sites in Havant, Stansted and Gloucester, and by Rolls-Royce (RRC) and its sub-contractor Vector Aerospace in Filton, Hook, Croydon and Brize Norton. Lockheed Martin UK will look after supply chain management and Rolls-Royce (RRC) will maintain the engines.
This Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) contract saves the (MoD) £170 Million by replacing several short-term contracts with one agreement to provide the maintenance of the whole Hercules fleet until the end of 2015.
The Minister for Defence Equipment, Support & Technology Peter Luff, said: “The Hercules airplane is a key part of our long-range (RAF) air transport force and supports thousands of troops on operations across the globe. This new agreement will not only save the tax-payer money but will also ensure the fleet has continued support to maintain airplane availability, especially for Afghanistan.
“The announcement of this contract is just part of the comprehensive regeneration of our Armed Forces’ equipment that has been made possible thanks to the Government’s balancing of the defense budget for the first time in a generation.”
Group Captain Nick Cox, Defence Equipment & Support Project Team Leader, said: “The Hercules Integrated Operational Support contract will continue to play a crucial role in maintaining airplane availability as our Hercules fleet continues to meet the demands of our operations.”
November 2012: Marshall Aerospace (MAC) announced its full cabin interior and in-flight entertainment upgrade modification of the first (TAP) Portugal Airbus A340-312 has been approved by (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The upgrade, which was performed during scheduled maintenance in Lisbon, will next be performed on the remaining 3 A340s in (TAP)’s fleet. (MAC) integrated a Panasonic eX2 seatback audio video on demand system.
September 2013: Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group (Marshall ADG) (MAC) has acquired Beechcraft's European maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) business based at Broughton in the UK. The site, known as Hawker Beechcraft Services, Chester, has provided a full range of maintenance, modification, paint and upgrade services to owners of Hawker and Beechcraft airplanes for >50 years. The business will now be known as Marshall Aviation Services. "We are committed to a strategy of building our civil aerospace business," says Marshall (MAC) (CEO) Steve FitzGerald, "This is our 2nd business aviation acquisition this year and demonstrates our ambition to grow and become a major player in the business and commercial aviation marketplace."
Marshall (MAC) said it would continue to provide a vital service and support role for Beechcraft throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has been granted authorized service center status for Hawker business jets and King Air airplanes.
Christi Tannahill Senior VP, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support, said of the acquisition: "We view the transition of our service facility to Marshall (MAC) as a positive development for customers, employees and the aviation industry in the region. "We are confident Hawker and Beechcraft owners and operators will continue to receive world-class support through this newly designated authorized service center. We consider the employees to be one of the facility's greatest assets and are pleased the Marshall team plans to capitalize on those valuable resources."
Marshall Aviation Services also plans to broaden the range of airplane types supported at Broughton, "and leverage its design and integration expertise to provide airplane manufacturers, governments and specialist operators with innovative engineering and support solutions to satisfy special mission requirements."
Marshall Aerospace & Defense Group (MAC) has signed a new contract with Comsoft for continued use of the (OASES) (MRO) Information Technology (IT) system. The 12-month, 5-concurrent user contract will allow Marshall (MAC) to explore business opportunities for its (CAMO) services.
July 2014: Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group (MAC) and Bombardier Aerospace (BMB) are developing an External Auxiliary Fuel System (EAFS) solution for Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s. The solution will provide up to an additional +10,000 pounds of fuel in 2 external pannier tanks allowing the airplane to fulfill missions requiring additional range and endurance.
September 2014: SEE ATTACHED - - "MAC-2014-09 FROM TOP 100 AEROSPACE COMPANIES" REPORT IN "FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL."
October 2014: Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group has entered into a conditional letter of agreement with Bombardier (BMB) to develop a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics upgrade for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 airplane. The upgrade will be designed to enhance pilot to Air Traffic Control (ATC) data communications and allow easy access to dedicated and shorter (FANS) 1/A+-enabled routes within the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) airspace.
Marshall (MAC) will be responsible for designing the (FANS) 1/A+ upgrade for Bombardier (BMB) and completing a trial installation for early 2015. The solution is the 1st (FANS) 1/A+ avionics upgrade offered by Bombardier (BMB) for the Challenger 604 and will be compliant with all current variations of (FANS) 1/A+ as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
November 2014: (TAP), Portugal’s leading airline, has introduced 2 additional Airbus A330s into its long-range fleet, following comprehensive and fast-turnaround cabin upgrades, integrated and certified by Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group (MAC), which had the responsibility of Design Organization and seat modification house.
The program timescales were exceptionally tight, as both airplanes were operated by another airline until the end of 2013. Post modification and certification, the first airplane was released to service on July 25th by the (TAP) Maintenance & Engineering facility in Lisbon. This release, approximately 10 months after project inception (and several months less than the industry norm) reflects the professionalism and dedication of the (TAP) Engineering & Maintenance team and its close working relationship with (MAC). The second airplane was delivered just a few weeks later, on August 18th.
(TAP) employed Marshall (MAC)’s services based on a strong relationship developed in response to the operator’s time-sensitive requirements on a recent four-airplane (Airbus A340) cabin upgrade program. In contrast to that program, the A330 upgrade included the introduction of Lower Deck Mobile Crew Rest (LD-MCR), which required comprehensive structural changes to the airframe. In addition, Marshall (MAC) engineered the Business (C) Class seat modifications and supplied approved modification kits.
The (MAC) A330 modification was approved by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), allowing return to service, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval is currently being applied for in support of USA-based supplier interests and any later airplane re-sale.