American aviation beauty arrives for Marshall makeover
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has taken delivery of the first US Marine Corps aircraft to be inducted into its Cambridge headquarters for depot-level maintenance under a new 10-year multi-million dollar contract with NAVAIR, Naval Air Systems Command.
The aircraft, which has recently returned from a deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – North Africa Response Force, will complete a Planned Maintenance Interval performed by MADG’s team of high skilled technicians in its dedicated C-130 MRO facilities based in the UK.
Marshall won the Multiple Award Contract earlier this year after a rigorous international competition that included extensive pre-solicitation audits and demonstration of past performance, bringing the number of Government C-130 fleets it supports to 17.
MADG chief executive, Gary Moynehan, said: “The arrival of the first US Marine Corps aircraft is a very significant and exciting milestone for our business and I know that the team will deliver our usual standards of exceptional service to this important customer.
“We have made significant progress in growing our international business over recent years and I believe we have now established Marshall as the global leader in C-130 depth maintenance and I am incredibly proud that so many nations are choosing to put their fleet in the hands of a privately owned British company.”
Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific Commanding Officer, CDR Randy J. Berti adds: “We’re thrilled to begin directly contributing to the sustainment requirement of Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) with the induction of our first Marine Corps KC-130J at MADG.
“Recognised as a global leader on the C-130 platform, MADG aligns well with the FRC Western Pacific mission emphasising agility, quality, and safety to return a premier product to the customer.
“We couldn’t be happier to be partnered with MADG, and together, look forward to positively impacting the future operational readiness of the C-130 fleet.”