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3 January, 2018 - 11:49 By Kate Sweeney

Marshall defence team relishes French dressing

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group in Cambridge has won a contract of unspecified value to provide engineering services to the French Air Force fleet of 14 Lockheed Martin C-130H aircraft.

The contract has been awarded by the state-owned Service Industriel de l’Aéronautique (SIAé).

Marshall ADG will provide engineering services to SIAé to ensure the delivery of support to the French Air Force C-130H aircraft to enable improved availability.

The deal involves technical services over a transition period, followed by four years of full service delivery with two additional option periods.  Alistair McPhee, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: “We are proud to have been trusted to support the French Air Force Fleet of C-130H aircraft.

“Our experience, knowledge and skills, gained over 50 years on the C-130 platform is proven and we are extremely pleased to have won this competitive process.

“This new contract to support the French Air Force C-130H fleet further strengthens our customer base, as we continue to expand the range of services that we deliver to international C-130 operators.”

Marshall ADG’s primary customers are major platform OEMs such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bombardier and Thales. 

The company has more than 80 years’ experience in aviation and a full-spectrum engineering capability that includes project/product conception, design, manufacture, test, certification, integration/embodiment, in-service support and legacy platform/system sustainment. 

These capabilities have been exported to more than 33 countries and the company is working with over 10 of the world’s air forces in relation to the C-130 platform.

Headquartered in Cambridge, ADG employs more than 1,700 highly trained personnel on its 800-acre site, which includes 1.2 million ft2 of hangar space plus the company-owned Cambridge Airport. The company also has other sites in the UK and offices in UAE, Canada and The Netherlands.

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