Marshall ADG delivers 200th production auxiliary fuel tank


Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (Marshall ADG) has delivered its 200th production auxiliary fuel tank in support of Boeing’s P-8 program. Additionally, Marshall attained a GOLD rating for delivery performance under the Boeing Enterprise Supplier Tool (BEST) rating system.

The P-8 maritime patrol aircraft is a military derivative of Boeing’s Next Generation 737-800. The auxiliary fuel tanks, which are fitted by the OEM, extend the flight range of the aircraft and allow for additional time on station. The tanks are supplied in ship sets of six, along with a number of LRUs and components.

Boeing is building the P-8A Poseidon for the US Navy and a derivative P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy. Total orders for the P-8 platform, worldwide, could exceed 200.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “We are thrilled to be delivering the 200th P-8 auxiliary fuel tank to Boeing. Having designed, tested and manufactured these tanks for Boeing, this milestone demonstrates our ability to deliver innovative engineering solutions. We are also incredibly proud to have achieved a GOLD rating for delivery performance under the BEST scheme, and this is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team.”

To achieve this performance recognition, Marshall delivered 100% of contracted items on schedule for a period of one year plus maintained inventory levels at Boeing for consumption based ordering part numbers within agreed min/max limits.

Fitz-Gerald concludes: “We worked hard to earn recognition for delivery performance with our valued customer, and we intend to maintain that level of performance through continuous improvements. This sends out an extremely positive message to all our customers: Marshall is an experienced, competent and versatile engineering partner, capable of supporting OEMs and meeting all of their expectations.”

Image: Boeing P-8 Program Team and Marshall ADG Program Team with 200th Production P-8 Fuel Tank.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group ( specialises in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft; and defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture. Its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test, systems integration, maintenance and product support, and the provision of personnel, training and advice.

The company is valued for its integrity, performance and customer focus which has been demonstrated through its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost. 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 4,500 people with a turnover in excess of £1.1bn.

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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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