Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group celebrates a decade in Canada

17/05/2016

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of its first office in Canada; in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

 

The company’s presence in Canada is supporting the country’s growing aerospace industry, and in 2014, Marshall purchased a 4,343ft2 building, also in Abbotsford, to accommodate up to 35 personnel; the majority of which are engineers and technical staff. The Abbotsford office has subsequently become Marshall’s HQ in Canada.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “The provision of in-country support is very much a Marshall strength, and we have a proven track record of collaborating with military and commercial organisations to deliver quantifiable end-user benefits.”

Marshall holds extensive airworthiness accreditations, granted by a variety of military and commercial regulatory authorities, aerospace companies and defence organisations, including Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND).

As well as providing local technical and engineering support, the two offices in Canada have access to the extensive skills and resources in Cambridge, United Kingdom, where Marshall employs more than 2,000 highly trained personnel on its 800 acre site; which includes 1.2 million ft2 of hangar space plus the company-owned Cambridge Airport.

Of particular relevance to Marshall’s presence in Canada is the company’s extensive experience with the Hercules C-130 platform. To date, the company has worked on more than 300 C-130s, for 52 customers in 33 countries.

Fitz-Gerald concludes: “This year also marks our 50th anniversary of supporting the UK’s Royal Air Force’s C-130 fleet with the provision of engineering services and capabilities that we’re now exporting, and which have been recognised by our receipt of a 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.”

Timeline

  • May 2006: Marshall opens Tech Support office in Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • October 2007: Tech Support office opens in Ottawa, Ontario
  • August 2014: Head office opens in Abbotsford
  • Access to UK-based engineering skills and resources




Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (www.marshalladg.com) is a leading independent aerospace and defence company, specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military and commercial aircraft, business aviation services (including sales, charter services), the design and manufacture of special mission vehicles and shelters for the armed forces and humanitarian aid organisations, and the provision of personnel and training into advanced engineering sectors.

The company’s primary customers are major platform OEMs - such as Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and Embraer – commercial airlines (supported through cabin upgrades, including IFE upgrades, and refinishing programmes) and major MRO organisations.

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 30 countries and the company is working with 10 of the world’s air forces in relation to the C-130 platform. In addition, Marshall was the first authorised C-130 service centre in the world.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is headquartered in Cambridge, where it employs more than 2,000 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 two other sites in the UK (Broughton in Flintshire, Wales and Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire) and offices in Australia, Canada and The Netherlands.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group, which employs more than 5,100 worldwide and which has a turnover of £1.6 billion.

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Drury
Director of External Communications
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
Tel: +44 (0)7771 947225
Email: oliver.drury@marshalladg.com

Richard Warrilow
PR Consultant
+44 (0)1522 789000
richard@declaration.co.uk

Mark Broughton
PR Consultant
+44 (0)7880 506345
Mark.broughton@marontech.co.uk
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Marshall Group

Founded in 1909 as an automobile company in Cambridge, Marshall entered the aviation business in 1929. The Marshall Group, still a privately owned company, is chaired by Alex Dorrian CBE since Sir Michael Marshall moved to the role of President in October 2016. Robert Marshall, the fourth generation of the Marshall family, became Group Chief Executive in 2012.

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