Acropolis Aviation appoints Marshall as prime MRO provider for its ACJ
Acropolis Aviation, one of Europe’s leading luxury air charter companies, announced today that it has contracted Marshall Civil Aerospace, part of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, as its prime maintenance contractor.
This is Marshall Civil Aerospace’s first ACJ contract, and it will follow through to Acropolis’ new ACJ320neo which enters service in late 2019, Acropolis Technical Director Aidan Leitner-Murphy confirmed.
The move follows Marshall’s “superb team approach and excellent work,” performed on a major six-year check on G-NOAH, Acropolis’ flagship Airbus ACJ319 at Marshall Cambridge HQ. .
Marshall engineers conducted significant airframe inspections and removed the entire interior for inspection and overhaul, refitting it in a period of just five weeks. Patrick Meyer, Project Manager from Aeropeople, led a specialist engineering team who inspected the aircraft’s extended range fuel tanks in the rear cargo hold. Activity extended to an upgrade of cabin furnishings, with Marshall stitching a new divan cover over a weekend. “The quality of the divan cover sewn by Marshall was as good as the original supplied by the OEM,” Aidan Leitner-Murphy stated.
Aeropeople has supported Acropolis’ ACJ with line maintenance since 2010.
About Acropolis Aviation
Acropolis Aviation is a leading provider of luxury charter aviation and turnkey aircraft management services. Acropolis is based at TAG Farnborough Airport, the UK's premier business aviation airport, with a complementary sales office in Ft Lauderdale, USA. Headed by CEO Jonathan Bousfield, the company employs 28 personnel. Its flagship Airbus ACJ319 entered service in March 2010 and has gained a reputation for excellent service in the high-end charter market. Acropolis holds Wyvern Wingman and Argus Gold-rated safety accreditations.
Its current ACJ319 G-NOAH is regarded in the industry as the ultimate luxurious charter aircraft. Its cabin, designed by Alberto Pinto, features an open-plan forward lounge, intimate rear lounge, separated by a mid-cabin conference and dining room. The private master bedroom features a king-size bed, luxury en suite bathroom and a large, rectangular shower, the first to be installed in an ACJ. Seating 19 passengers, the aircraft can accommodate up to 13 on fully lie-flat beds.
Marshall Civil Aerospace specialises in delivering the most complex and technically challenging civil programmes. Marshall draws on five decades of experience delivering programmes to cost and on time, meeting exacting quality standards. Capabilities within its 1.2 million sq ft hangar and dedicated MRO facility at Cambridge Airport, UK include unlimited EASA Part 21J design capability; EASA Part 21G approval including back shops to support interiors and structures; EASA Part 145 base and Line maintenance approval; FAR Part 145 repair station; one-stop integration services; complete cabin reconfiguration and refurbishment; IFEC/Avionics upgrades; professional project management; state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility commissioned in 2015; EASA Part M CAMO; in-house test facilities and AOG Support.
Aeropeople is one of the world’s leading dedicated aerospace and autosport technical services providers.
Established in 2001, it maintains a global customer base and currently has a head office in Cambridge with further regional offices throughout the UK, including Line Maintenance facilities at Stansted, and offices in Germany, Italy and UAE. With its heritage firmly embedded in the aerospace industry, Aeropeople has built an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality, accredited, compliant project manpower solutions.
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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.