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23 April, 2014 - 14:31 By News Desk

Boeing places Marshall in global supplier elite

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Boeing has presented Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group with a Supplier of the Year award for its performance on the P-8 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

Boeing has more than 23,000 suppliers around the world and Marshall was one of only 15 businesses and one university to receive a Supplier of the Year accolade – presented during a ceremony in Chicago.

Sir Roger Bone, President of Boeing in the UK, said: “Marshall is one of the historic names in the UK aerospace industry and a long-term partner of Boeing, so I am particularly pleased that they have been recognised.”

The P-8 maritime patrol aircraft is a military derivative of Boeing’s Next Generation 737-800 and total orders for the P-8 platform could exceed 200 worldwide.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group said: “Working in the true spirit of partnership with Boeing we have delivered outstanding levels of engineering excellence to support the most advanced maritime patrol aircraft in the world - this is something of which we are all truly proud.”

Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business, added: “Companies like Boeing set demanding standards for their supply chains and I congratulate Marshall on this success, which I know results from a huge amount of effort and hard work.”

This latest award comes just two months after Marshall’s delivery of the 200th production auxiliary fuel tank in support of Boeing’s P-8 program and the company attaining a GOLD rating for delivery performance under the Boeing Enterprise Supplier Tool (BEST) rating system.

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