Marshall complements its engineering, MRO and cabin upgrade capabilities with the creation of one of Europe’s largest and most advanced aircraft refinishing facilities
The finishing touch
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has developed a dedicated aircraft refinishing facility aircraft for Boeing 747-400, 777 and Airbus A330-sized aircraft at its site in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
The new aircraft refinishing facility, which opens its doors for business in early 2015, is located within a secure hangar at the Cambridge site, making it one of the largest in Europe able to handle special projects. This, combined with access to the Marshall-owned Cambridge International Airport which has a 1,965m runway and boasts Category 7 Fire and Air Traffic Control status, makes it the ideal choice for commercial, VIP, corporate and military customers alike.
Air Livery, the long-established and well-known aircraft refinishing company, will be operating the facility on behalf of Marshall, making it Air Livery’s sixth paint facility in the UK. Air Livery has extensive expertise in aircraft refinishing and interior repair and refurbishment.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “We are very pleased about the creation of one of Europe’s largest secure aircraft refinishing facilities. This facility enables us to grow our refinishing capabilities for large commercial aircraft such as Boeing 747-400, B777 and Airbus 330 sized aircraft.”
Julian Duffen, Managing Director of Air Livery, commented: “The facility at Cambridge is extremely impressive and our team of experts with their extensive experience using the latest application techniques will continue to deliver outstanding results on-time, on-cost and to budget. The forward orders demonstrate the strong demand for this leading facility.”
Steve Fitz-Gerald, added: “This is another exciting chapter in our history and demonstrates our commitment to carry out modification, upgrades and refinishing for the largest of civil types, in one location.”
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.